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SubjectHow to do IO across hardsector boundries
Hi There

As part of an assignment I am trying to port a piece of software from
FreeBSD to linux. Essentially this software (crypto) makes a virtual
blockdevice with "virtual" sectors on top. Under FreeBSD these virtual
sectors are just read/written using a simple command:

buf=g_read(dev, offset, len)

In linux however I have only seen the BIO layer which operates on IO on
hardsector boundaries.

So my question really is, how do I go about updating for instance the
512 bytes located for at byte 64 to 64+511 on the actual media without
getting in trouble regarding the data from offset 0-63 and 64+512->1023?

Regards Thomas
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