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

    Yup.


    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.

    Agreed.

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    Martin K. Petersen Oracle Linux Engineering


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