Subject: Re: why is partition c always the full disk?
To: Paul B Dokas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/1998 12:26:54
On Mon, 13 Jul 1998, Paul B Dokas wrote:
> Why is partition c always the full disk? My boss is insisting that
> we can use partition c as a normal partition on a *large* RAID and
> I can't think of a good reason for not doing this other than, "it's
> just not done."
I assume this is not an i386 system.
"It's just not done" because many parts of the utilities assume/require
partition c to be the whole disk. disklableing would become a pain if
there were no c partition. :-) Disklabel reading could also get hosed.
Additionally, a number of "whole disk" operations are only suported on
> I'd like to be able to point at a bit of code, peferably in the kernel,
> that depends upon partition c being the full disk. Using it for a
> regular partition gives me the willies.
Look in the sys/dev/scsipi stuff, and in your architecture's area.