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    SubjectRE: 2048 byte/sector problems with kernel 2.4

    > I recently acquired a 1.3GB MO drive. When I use small (230MB and 540MB)
    > MO disks which have normal 512 bytes/sector it all works flawlessly but
    > as soon
    > as a put in a 1.3GB disk which uses the 2048 bytes/sector format it all
    > goes
    > wrong. As soon as I write something to the disk by issuing a cp command
    > the command
    > just eats 99% CPU time and does not write a single byte to disk (it
    > seems).

    Hmm, I have no problems with 640MB disks with 2KB/sector (bot normal and
    "overwrite" media). This night I'll try with a 1.2GB disk. I'll let
    you know.

    > Is this a known problem ?

    Only with FAT fs AFAIK. ext2 should work fine (or at least it works
    fine for me since 2.1.153).

    > I also tried it with 2.2.18 there it works but it seems to be utterly
    > slow.

    Yes, it's a request merging problem, fixed in 2.4.

    Giuliano Pochini ->)|(<- Shiny Network {AS6665} ->)|(<-

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