Subject: Re: update on ncr+hawk
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/17/1997 14:05:15
> From: Perry E. Metzger
>>"Tom T. Thai" writes:
>> I was able to newfs /dev/ccd0d but when it almost finished, it gave error:
>> # newfs /dev/ccd0d
>> newfs: /dev/ccd0d: not a character-special device
>> Warning: 64 sector(s) in last cylinder unallocated
>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^---What does that mean? how do i fix it?
>It probably means that the system believes that the device is not an
>even number of cylinders long.

i thought it just meant that the size of the filesystem (in sectors)
was not a "convenient" size to map out in block maps and inodes and

ie, the size of the partition mandates this many inodes this many
block groups and so on and so on, which translates back to slightly
less than the actual number of sectors in the partition.

or am i just making this up as i go along (again)?  :)

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