Re: block ioctl to read/write last sector

From: Michael E Brown (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 10:59:58 EST

On Wed, 14 Feb 2001 wrote:

> Maybe. I think that you'll find that these blocks are
> relative to the start of the partition, not relative
> to the start of the disk.
> So if you add a 1-block partition that contains the last
> sector of the disk, all should be fine.

Ok. Upon re-reading the code in question, I was too hasty in my
assumptions. This might work, so I'll try it. I don't expect it to be
awfully pretty, though :-(

Michael Brown
Linux System Group
Dell Computer Corp

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