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Re: write alignment matters?
smb%cs.columbia.edu@localhost (Steven Bellovin) writes:
>The point is that when dealing with raw devices, you take what the hardware
>gives you. 6th Edition could have detected this and copied the user data
>into a properly-aligned buffer, with the corresponding performance hit.
>Instead, it said "this is the way the hardware works; adapt".
I bet at that time block devices were still usuable...
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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