Re: [RFC] block: check partition alignment

From: Damien Le Moal
Date: Thu Dec 15 2016 - 03:56:46 EST

On 12/15/16 17:45, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 10:33:47AM +0900, Damien Le Moal wrote:
>> For a regular block device, I agree. But in Stephan case, I think that
>> the check really needs to be against the physical block size, with the
>> added condition that the bdev is a DASD device (similarly to the zone
>> alignment check for zoned block devices).
> Then they need to expose a chunk_size. physical block size is defined
> as not having a meaning for the kernel.

Or create the block device with the logical block size set to the
physical sector size. Which would be even more simple and in fact
correct in this case since only physically aligned accesses make sense
for DASD.

Damien Le Moal, Ph.D.
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Western Digital Corporation
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