Re: [PATCH] msdos: add support for large disks

From: OGAWA Hirofumi
Date: Wed Mar 03 2010 - 09:02:17 EST

Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 19:17:47 -0800
> "Daniel Taylor" <Daniel.Taylor@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In order to use disks larger than 2TiB on Windows XP, it is necessary to use
>> 4096-byte logical sectors in an MBR.

BTW, you can use GPT instead?

And to make sure, "4096-byte logical sectors in an MBR" is meaning, the
storage must be supporting 4096B and is using it?

>> Although the kernel storage and functions called from msdos.c used
>> "sector_t" internally, msdos.c still used u32 variables, which results in
>> the ability to handle XP-compatible large disks.
>> This patch changes the internal variables to "sector_t".
> Please Cc OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> and myself on
> this work.

BTW, to make sure, this is fs/partitions/, not fs/fat/. So, I'm not
sure, my knowledge is enough or not, and/or you just missed

Well, I'll make time to check. BTW, basically it sounds good to me
except implementation details. But, I'd like to compare and check other
implement a bit if possible. IIRC, this is not a well defined

OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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