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    SubjectRe: ATA 4 KiB sector issues.
    On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 10:41:57AM -0500, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
    > What I meant to say was that I know ATA supports 4 KB LBS and that
    > nobody appears to care about it.

    I sent patches to add support ... they were ignored.

    Part of the problem is that ATA is heinously broken wrt non-512 byte
    sector sizes. You have to know which commands work in multiples of
    the block size, and which commands work in multiples of 512-bytes.
    There's no easy way to figure it out; you need a table.

    Matthew Wilcox Intel Open Source Technology Centre
    "Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
    operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
    a retrograde step."

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