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Re: obsd: nothing but trouble on ...
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: obsd: nothing but trouble on ...
- From: gaw zay <gauze_(_at_)_unixpunx_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 22:12:59 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Marco S Hyman wrote:
> > just to mention it I also had a "XXX sectors in the last cylander
> > unallocated" message and the same freezing problems. perhaps there is
> > something to this.
> Nope. Coincidence. With modern disk drives the whole concept of
> `cylinders' is somewhat bogus. Your disk has n blocks. The OS picks
> a somewhat arbitrary blocks/cylinder value. If that value is not modulo
> the number of blocks you'll get a remainder... the XXX sectors in the last
> cylinder message just means that it's easier to ignore the `short' cylinder
> than add special case code for it.
how modern is modern anyway? This drive I have is 406M which is a
far cry from 'modern' but it ain't st-506 either. Still my 3rd biggest HD
out of 7 computers (w/9HDs).
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