Archiving workstation hard drives
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jan 19 19:21:32 CST 2007
Brad Parker wrote:
>> When I've done this, though, I've written my own disc dumping code using SCSI
>> command blocks to the low-level interface.
> yes, I found linux to be incapable of dealing with scsi disks formatted
> to non-512 byte multiple blocks...
That does surprise me. I can well believe that certain filesystems won't work
except at a fixed (typically 512) byte block size, but with my other post in
mind about CDROM drives I would have expected the low-level access to stand a
reasonable chance of working.
I wonder what the problem is - I hope there's not some hack in there which
runs along the lines of "if it's a non-removeable mass storage device then we
expect it to use 512 bytes per block only".
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