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SubjectRe: Chipsets, DVD-RAM, and timeouts....
On Mon, Jan 01 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > mke2fs -b 2048 /dev/hdc
> > You must format to 2048 size blocks.
> FAT style FS doesnt support 2K blocks 8)

Then don't use FAT on DVD-RAM :-). ide-cd will already appropriately
cache a single block and dish out 512b sectors from that as needed
for FAT etc when reading. Writing is a bit more difficult, as that
then turns out to generate a read before we can commit a dirty
block. IMO, this type of thing does not belong in the drivers --
we should _never_ receive request for < hard block size.

* Jens Axboe <>
* SuSE Labs
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