Subject: Re: Item of future thought: disklabels
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 07/26/1996 22:28:08
>> Do you mean to say that even native NetBSD disklabels on different
>> architectures with the _same_ byte-order may have different
>> layouts?!?

> Absolutely.  They have to be different to be compatible with the
> various machines' boot ROMs.  Amiga Rigid Disk Block (RDB) disklabel
> for Amiga; HP300 HP-UX disklabel for HP300; SunOS style disklabel for
> Sun3... and all three of these are not only the same byte order, but
> the same processor!

Now now.  The question asked about *native* NetBSD disklabels, not
*compatability* disklabels.

					der Mouse
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