Reading Absolute OpenBSD's section on hard disk partitioning and it really is as terrifying as I assumed it would be. How are we in 2019 and still letting an OS worry about drive geometry? It's not even based on physical properties anymore (if it ever was), it's a layer cake of bullshit that should've been obsoleted a generation ago.

@stardot I'm sure I heard Steve Gibson talk about is on more than a few occasions on Security Now, when he's busy plugging SpinRite

@ollyclarkdotorg I can imagine that, though I've not listened to SN much in a while. Spinrite seeks to operate at as low a level as it can but I doubt it could get very close to the metal for a long time.

@stardot Yeah it’s all very with each manufacturer utilising their own propriety onboard smart controllers.

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