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Re: write alignment matters?

>> This would mean that raw devices as interfaces to disks are
>> essentially useless.
> Not at all, as history has proven, as that's what the rule has always
> been.

Only because....

> [I]n the real world, the manufacturers don't make products that they
> can't sell, and people don't buy products that don't work (or not
> very many of them), so anything that you're (likely to) buy is almost
> certainly going to be reasonably compatible with what has gone
> before,

That "what it is reasonable for a disk to do" consensus *is* the
interface spec I was talking about, not the de-jure non-spec of "you
get whatever the device (via its driver) feels like giving you".

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