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SubjectRe: ATA 4 KiB sector issues.
>>>>> "hpa" == H Peter Anvin <> writes:

hpa> I would very much like a reference for a platform which has
hpa> firmware which can successfully boot from 4K-logical media. It
hpa> would be very useful for bootloader testing.

I have yet to find one.

hpa> Aligning partitions is something we should have done long ago. It
hpa> affects RAID and many flash drives just as much or more than
hpa> 4K-sectored disks.


hpa> As far as partitioning... I believe we should be using GPT
hpa> partition tables where possible. Even on non-EFI systems, it's
hpa> simply a much better partition table format.


Martin K. Petersen Oracle Linux Engineering

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