Subject: Re: Config File / Kernel Building
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/26/1996 13:55:29
On Wed, 24 Apr 1996, der Mouse wrote:

> You still haven't addressed what to do with disks with port-specific
> compatability disklabels that don't _have_ the sparc and
> sun3 ports, which support Sun-style disklabels, which don't have typed
> partitions.
> Should the compatability code just return "undefined" for all its
> partitions?  That renders the boot disk (often the only disk) incapable
> of supporting these nice make-sure-I-don't-shoot-myself-in-the-foot
> things you've been touting....

Yes, it should. If the system can't support typed disklabels, it can't
support them and that's that. That's no reason to take away the safety
it provides on other machines that do support them.


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