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Bug#661580: mkfs.xfs fails to detect correct sector size

To: Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@xxxxxx>, 661580@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Bug#661580: mkfs.xfs fails to detect correct sector size
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 01:06:37 -0500
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Carlos Maiolino <cmaiolino@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 04:53:32AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> I'm asuming libblkid is used, otherwise a sectorsize of 512 would make
> no sense.
> 
> It might be that NBD advertises the geometry wrong, as in ft.sectorsize
> isn't set correctly. That would make that part at least a kernel bug.

Now that I've looked at nbd: I can't find any way to transfer the
physical or logical block size information to the nbd client.  How
do you try set it on the server?



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