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Re: write alignment matters? (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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