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Re: mkfs - cannot set blocksize

To: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>, Marek.Les@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: mkfs - cannot set blocksize
From: Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk <roy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 10:58:41 +0200
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-lvm@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20020606232137.GB479@frodo>
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> 4K pagesize, not blocksize.  [filesystem] blocksizes smaller than 4K
> are also supported.  Thats unrelated to this problem though, which is
> related to the device driver blocksize... mkfs is trying to tell the
> device to do IOs in 512 byte chunks, but its not listening.  There's
> some corner cases where mkfs will fail if the device driver ignores
> its request to change the device block size.

ok. sorry. rephrasing.

Linux on IA32 does not support blocksize > pagesize, which means Linux on 
IA32 supports 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 bytes per block
Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk, Datavaktmester

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