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SubjectRe: Block size problem
> Jan Kara <> writes:
> > Hello,
> >
> > my friend has a following problem: He has FAT filesystem on MO disk
> > and computer with SCSI drive reading MO disk. The problem is that
> > smallest blocksize supported by the driver is larger than 512 bytes
> > which FAT needs. What is the right solution?
> AFAIK, since originally FAT driver also isn't supporting blocksize
> smaller than device sector size, I think he should use blocksize
> larger than device sector size.
> for example,
> $ mkdosfs -S 2048 /dev/xxx
Sadly that isn't a choice because disks are created by EWSD phone

> > Another solution I though about is creating loopback directly to
> > device but loopback device supports only blocksize same as
> > underlying device... So do you think it would be nice/useful if
> > loopback device supported any blocksize?
> Since it isn't the problem of only FAT, I think it would be useful.

Jan Kara <>
SuSE CR Labs
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