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From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@computergmbh.de>
To: Chris Mason <chris.mason@oracle.com>
Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	btrfs-devel@oss.oracle.com
Subject: Re: BTRFS partition usage...
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:21:52 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0802121518500.21102@fbirervta.pbzchgretzou.qr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200802120908.59602.chris.mason@oracle.com>


On Feb 12 2008 09:08, Chris Mason wrote:
>> >
>> >So, if Btrfs starts zeroing at 1k, will that be acceptable for you?
>>
>> Something looks wrong here. Why would btrfs need to zero at all?
>> Superblock at 0, and done. Just like xfs.
>> (Yes, I had xfs on sparc before, so it's not like you NEED the
>> whitespace at the start of a partition.)
>
>I've had requests to move the super down to 64k to make room for bootloaders, 
>which may not matter for sparc, but I don't really plan on different 
>locations for different arches.

In x86, there is even more space for a bootloader (some 28k or so)
even if your partition table is as closely packed as possible,
from 0 to 7e00 IIRC.

For sparc you could have something like

			startlba	endlba	type
	sda1		0		2	1 Boot
	sda2		2		58	3 Whole disk
	sda3		58		90000	83 Linux

and slap the bootloader into "MBR", just like on x86.
Or I am missing something..

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-12 14:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-06 17:00 [ANNOUNCE] Btrfs v0.12 released Chris Mason
2008-02-11  1:12 ` David Miller
2008-02-11 13:42   ` Chris Mason
2008-02-12  6:43     ` David Miller
2008-02-12 13:43       ` Chris Mason
2008-02-12  7:21 ` BTRFS partition usage David Miller
2008-02-12  8:11   ` David Miller
2008-02-12 13:49     ` Chris Mason
2008-02-12 14:00       ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-02-12 14:08         ` Chris Mason
2008-02-12 14:21           ` Jan Engelhardt [this message]
2008-02-12 14:35             ` Chris Mason
2008-02-12 15:04               ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-02-12 16:17                 ` Chris Mason
2008-02-12 23:38                 ` David Miller
2008-02-12 23:42                   ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-02-13  1:09                     ` David Miller
2008-02-13  1:22                     ` Rene Herman
2008-02-12 23:35               ` David Miller
2008-02-13  7:02                 ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-12 23:34             ` David Miller
2008-02-12 23:33           ` David Miller
2008-02-13  2:10             ` Jeff Garzik
2008-02-14  0:51               ` Szabolcs Szakacsits
2008-02-12 23:26         ` David Miller
2008-02-12 23:39           ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-02-13  1:08             ` David Miller
2008-02-13  1:25           ` Bryan Henderson
2008-02-12 23:28         ` David Miller
2008-02-13  0:45           ` Theodore Tso
2008-02-12 20:50       ` David Miller
2008-02-12  9:23 ` CRC32C big endian bugs David Miller
2008-02-12 21:55 ` BTRFS only works with PAGE_SIZE <= 4K David Miller
2008-02-12 22:03   ` Chris Mason

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