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SubjectRe: blk_queue_hardsect_size 520-byte sector
On Fri, Jun 06 2008, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jun 2008 09:54:33 +0200
> Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Jun 05 2008, Anil kumar wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Can I call blk_queue_hardsect_size in a driver and set it to 520-byte
> > > as hardware sector size. How does the kernel and block layers take
> > > the request, will it be in multiples of 520-bytes aligned or 512 bytes
> > > aligned?
> >
> > No, Linux only supports power-of-2 hardware block sizes I'm afraid.
>
> And only some of those - which is why we can't support CP/M disks and
> also early smartmedia stuff (128/256 byte/sector)

Right, should've made that clearer - Linux only really supports
power-of-2 hw block sizes, where the size is >= 512 and <=
PAGE_CACHE_SIZE.

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Jens Axboe



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