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Re: LWN article: 4K disk sectors

To: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: LWN article: 4K disk sectors
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 11:26:21 -0400
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <200903121258.51497@xxxxxx>
References: <200903121258.51497@xxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 12:58:51PM +0100, Michael Monnerie wrote:
> http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/322777/16380cde8af0a37e/
> 
> 4K disk sectors coming 2011, might be interesting for devs to prepare 
> supporting it.

Fortunately there's not just the PC world.  4k is the standard sector
size of most common mainframe DASD so the Linux filesystems including
xfs deal with it very well.  The real issue are bootloader and anything
involving the DOS partitioning scheme.

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