Subject: Re: Config File / Kernel Building
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/30/1996 14:51:31
[ On Wed, April 24, 1996 at 21:21:43 (-0400), der Mouse wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Config File / Kernel Building
> > If you don't want to rely on the filesystem type in the disk label,
> 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, I think that would be the best compromise.  If you do wish to
support such features then indeed I don't have any problem with
requiring that you upgrade your boot disk labels to the new format.

I have always thought of this compatability code as merely a stop-gap
measure and a convenience anyway....

							Greg A. Woods

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