code compatibility between normal and geom methods for
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Jan 25 22:28:09 PST 2004
In message <BDENIKJMJKOAJAMDFLDDCECICAAA.plan_b at videotron.ca>, slick writes:
> I wrote an fdisk program which uses several read(2) and write(2).
You program needs to realize that disks have sectors. You cannot
read a single byte from a disk at a time, you need to read an entire
sector and pick the byte out you want.
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