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Re: fat_min_cluster_size for FAT32

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: fat_min_cluster_size for FAT32
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 15:31:51 +1100
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On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 12:07:27PM -0800, Oleg Babyak wrote:
> Hello maintainers,
>  Why fat_min_cluster_size() returns 8K for FAT32? Are
>  there problems with cluster size < 8K? What will be
>  wrong if I just change it to 1024/512 for FAT32?

Some versions of Windows, in some circumstances, will ignore the cluster
size contained in the boot sector, and compute it from the partition
size, causing severe data corruption.  So you can't just pick any size
you want.

IIRC, a 4k cluster size is fine for FAT32, but it's usually a bad idea


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