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Re: Wrong logical sector size detection

From: leslie . polzer
Subject: Re: Wrong logical sector size detection
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 19:52:16 +0200
User-agent: mutt-ng/devel-r578 (Linux)

On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 06:07:30PM +0200, Benjamin Cama wrote:

> >   The bugs with the ioctl and the printf are of course genuine. The
> > fix for them will go into rc4, which I will probably release today.
> Great.
Did you already have the chance to test this?

> Yes, the PPC architecture is big-endian, but i don't think this
> problem is related to this : this is a size problem. This should
> appear on every 32 bits archs, including Intel ! I don't know the
> hardware you're working on, but i suspect a 64 bits (with a 64 bits
> kernel, as i think this problem may happen on a 64b arch with a 32b
> kernel).
I personally work and test on a good old 32 bits wide Intel.

> The reason for this bug not appearing earlier may be that this version
> has been quite untested...
To be exact, I wondered why this bug didn't show up on i386.

> [after being quite sceptical and having tested it on an Intel P4 with
> a 2.6.8 kernel (on a debian testing)] : In fact it works well on a 32b
> Intel ..?!? I think i should investigate this further, i don't see why
> the PPC version is screwed up.
I'd be interested to know why this worked on i386.



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