gpart, to -a 4k or to -b 1M
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Sat Nov 16 05:38:18 UTC 2013
On 16/11/2013 10:46, Warren Block wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Nov 2013, aurfalien wrote:
>> Curious, for best practice in ensuring 4K alignment, should one do;
>> gpart add ... -b 1M
>> gpart add ... -a 4k
>> Thank in advance,
> They do different things. '-b 1M' starts the added partition at 1M but
> does not force it to be a multiple of 4K in size.
> '-a 4k' forces the added partition to start at the next 4K-aligned
> block, and forces the size to be a multiple of 4K.
> I recommend both for the first filesystem partition, and '-a 4k' for
> later ones.
I believe it was related to windows co-existence but I heard a while
back that -a 1M is a good option to use.
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