Subject: Re: Item of future thought: disklabels
To: NetBSD Current <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/25/1996 22:50:22
    Hi Todd,

you wrote in <>:
> As an idea for the future (towards that platform independence), how's about
> support for all types of disk labels on all platforms?  Such as the ability
> to, say, take a MS-DOG format drive, replete with FDISK style label, and
> using it on a HP300.  Or pulling out an Amiga RDB format drive and using it
> on a MIPS station.  (Given that binary transportation isn't necessary in
> these examples. :)

Yes, good idea. I had the same thing on my mind already. I would suggest
something like a generic alien disklabel reader which automatically marks
these disklabels as read only. And I would be willing to add the Amiga RDB
support to such a beast.

The only problem is that you can't share NetBSD FFS partitions between
ports with different byte order. :-(

Matthias Scheler