Subject: Re: A3000 SCSI problems
To: None <>
From: Chris Hopps <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 05/17/1994 12:35:51
> > values ('BSD[DEFGH]') are mapped to a single partition type and assigned
> > to the partitions in the order they appear in the RDB.  Most people probably
> > have their partitions set up as 'BSDR', 'BSDS', 'BSDD', 'BSDE'...  This
> > setup should still work, but if the partitions are in a little different
> > order, things won't map so good.  On one of my disks I have the partitions
> > as 'BSDR', 'BSDH', 'BSDD', 'BSDE', 'BSDF', 'BSDG', 'BSDS' [the last partition
> > was slightly larger than the second, so I exchanged them - they originally
> > were in order].  This results in the 'BSDH' partition being assigned to 'd'
> > and the 'BSDD' partition assigned to 'e'.  As a result, /etc/fstab is no
> > longer correct.
> Eh, simple question, sorry, but isn't such a behavior plain braindead? I used
> different DOS types *on purpose* to be able to exchange partitions on the
> fly. If I wanted the current behavior, there'd be only one type.. ARGL...

What is the purpose of switching user partitions?  I asked myself this
when I first changed it and I came up with no good answer.  Furthermore
your old system was far more broken in that it did not allow the user 
to specify the file system type I seem to remeber a line of source:

	->p_fstype = FS_BSDFFS;		/* XXX */

Thats not braindead?  AmigaDos types for AmigaDos specify the file system
type and not the order of configuration and now thats how they work 
for NetBSD.

> Guess I'll really freeze my own NetBSD core sources now...

I think you would be doing a real diservice to all amiga owners if you
do something like this Markus.  Do you really want to remove yourself 
from NetBSD over small things like this?  I wouldn't like to lose you.

However your free to do what you wish.  Nothing new for netbsd will run on your
frozen sources. 4.4 Lite is being actively integrated.  You either get on the
train or you sit at the station and go nowhere.  If all you ever wanted
NetBSD for was to run  it at home then I suppose this works for you.  Thanks
for all your work either way.