g_vfs_open and bread(devvp, ...)
dimitry at andric.com
Fri Mar 26 18:21:22 UTC 2010
On 2010-03-26 17:15, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> I should note that they already have grown: Western Digital, as of a few
> months ago, began shipping drives that use 4KByte sectors.
> A discussion and an including an incredibly cheesy video review are
> below. The video review does discuss the 4KB sector size, in addition
> to jumpers that revert the drive to using 512-byte sectors for older
> OSes such as Windows XP -- and presumably FreeBSD.
Please note these drives *always* expose 512-byte sectors to any OS, at
least for now.
The jumper you refer to is only a hack to force sector 63 (the usual
starting position for the first partition) to be aligned on a 4096-byte
boundary. If you would remove it after partitioning, all sectors would
shift up one sector, and there would be trouble. :)
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