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SubjectRe: DVD blockdevice buffers
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Now, it may be that the preliminary patches from Andrea do not work this
> way. I didn't look at them too closely, and I assume that Andrea basically
> made the block-size be the same as the page size. That's how I would have
> done it (and then waited for people to find real life cases where we want
> to allow sector writes).

Due to limitations in low-level drivers, Andrea was forced to hardcode
4096 for the block size, instead of using PAGE_SIZE or PAGE_CACHE_SIZE.

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