Re: MO-Drive under 2.4.3

Alan Cox (
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 00:59:44 +0100 (BST)

> a) Put in lots of bigblock special case code in FAT;
> b) teach submit_bh() or generic_make_request() to transparently reblock
> bhs < hw_blksize and remove most special cases from FAT. Specifically,
> it ought to stop pretending in sb->s_blocksize to use 2k blocks when
> the fs is really tied to 512 byte blocks.
> I tend to favour b), but which one is more likely to be accepted?

Al Viro suggested c) which was to transparently make it a loopback mount of
the raw device and let a loopback layer do the work.

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