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Re: Linux not ready for new 4K-sector hard drives

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 04:02:24PM -0600, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> At the last SILUG meeting I mentioned that there is a new generation of
> hard drives coming whose default sector sizes are 4K rather than the 512
> bytes inherited from floppy drives. I said we could probably expect to
> see some problems with these new drives until some very low-level
> software is rewritten to support 4K sectors. (Note that I'm using the
> term "sector" rather than "block". That's an important distinction at
> the hardware layer.)
> Here's an example of what I was talking about:
> http://www.osnews.com/story/22872/Linux_Not_Fully_Prepared_for_4096-Byte_Sector_Hard_Drives

Look at this comment though:


There's a thread about this on the Fedora devel list.

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