Subject: Re: Item of future thought: disklabels
To: NetBSD Current <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Robert Black <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/26/1996 11:13:59
On Jul 25, 10:50pm, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> Subject: Re: Item of future thought: disklabels
>     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. :-(

Currently the disklabel is dependant on the structure alignment too :-(


Rob Black