Sector size of a zvol

Sven debeuk at
Fri Feb 3 15:25:06 UTC 2012

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Pete French <petefrench at>wrote:

> So, I was trying to create a disc witha  sector size of 4096 bytes, and I
> assumed that simply creating a zvol with that blocksize would do the trick.
> But it appears that whatever the blocksize is on the xvol, diskinfo is
> reporting the sector size as 512 bytes.
> I this the intended behaviour ? I dont have a Solaris system to hand to
> test it on, so I have no ida if this is BSD specific or not.
> cheers,
> -pete.
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You can use the method described here to create a zvol with 4k sector size:


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