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SubjectRe: [CFT][PATCH] cleanup of partition code


On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Erik Andersen wrote:

> Here is what I normally see (in this case with 2.4.9-ac17):

> sda:<5>ll_rw_block: device 08:00: only 2048-char blocks implemented (1024)
> unable to read boot sectors / partition sectors
> SCSI device sdb: 310352 2048-byte hdwr sectors (636 MB)
> sdb: Write Protect is off
> sdb:<5>ll_rw_block: device 08:10: only 2048-char blocks implemented (1024)
> unable to read boot sectors / partition sectors

> Note the ll_rw_block msg from where the acorn stuff is not reading in units
> of the physical sector size? Also notice the "unable to read..." msg, which
> is where acorn chokes the partition table scanning...

Yes. I've finished converting this sucker and I think I understand what's
going on there. Reliance on block size being <= 1024 seems to be a
side effect of the implementation - not something fundamental. I'll
try to feed the stuff you've sent into it and see if it works - new
code shouldn't care about the block size.

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