[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Thu Oct 4 08:55:40 CDT 2007

" From: "Skeezics Boondoggle" <skeezicsb at gmail.com>
" IIRC, the old NeXT formatter let you choose your block size on drives
" that supported it - many NeXT disks used 1K blocks.  With high-end
" servers sporting >1TB of physical RAM and many TBs (or even petabytes)
" of storage these days, I find it strange that we still manage disk
" space in .5K chunks, especially with such huge capacity drives...

i've long thought that since bsd-descended fs have 8k [usually]
logical blocks, it'd only make sense if disks had 8k physical blocks.
next challenge: autodetecting block size.  does smart report it?
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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