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Re: kern/41189: kernel panic xen dom0 using mke2fs & WAPBL

On May 9, 2009, at 12:35 AM, Andrew Doran wrote:

- We have longstanding problems providing block device semantics. Block devices are an interesting toy but they have no real application. Disk character devices suffice with one exception: on NetBSD, transfers on these devices must be aligned. So there is no need for physio to cache,
  it could simply buffer to allow misaligned transfers.

Agreed, wholeheartedly.

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