gpart and sector size

Marcel Moolenaar xcllnt at
Thu Apr 8 19:30:13 UTC 2010

On Apr 8, 2010, at 6:06 AM, Alexey Tarasov wrote:

> Hello.
> There is only one possibility to change sector size of physical disk (gnop -S 4096 ...).
> May be it is possible to add such possibility to gpart? e.g. gpart create -S 4096 -t gpt ad0?
> It will help all unlucky WD Advanced Format disks users. :-D

A better approach is to have tunables for geom_disk to do this. This should absolutely
not be part of a partitioning tool. It violates everything there is to violate AFAICT.

Marcel Moolenaar
xcllnt at

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