Status of support for 4KB disk sectors

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jul 20 01:46:27 UTC 2011

On Tue, 19 Jul 2011, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> Is there something in FreeBSD which is preventing you from using the 
> drive's native DEV_BSIZE of 4096 bytes, or is it that the drive claims 
> to have a physical block size of 512 bytes when it is really 4k?

Are there any 4K-block drives that are honest about it, rather than 
reporting 512-byte blocks for backwards compatibility?

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