Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/1998 12:47:06
On Sat, 3 Oct 1998, John Nemeth wrote:

>      Charles did propose a solution to this problem a while ago, but I
> think his solution is too complex and prone to problems.  It required
> ALL partitions to be setup and map by a program, instead of being
> automatically done by the kernel.  This is a disaster waiting to
> happen (just ask any HP-UX admin).  I think something more akin to the
> FreeBSD method would be better.  Of course, we would have to come up
> something that would work nicely on platforms besides PC's, i.e.
> Amiga's and Mac's.

I agree that the slices idea was complicated, but I thought the initial
part, like the part of the slices which were NetBSD partitions, would get
set up automagically by the kernel. I thought only "other" partition
formats would need the user daemon, which was an attempt to avoid kernel

Take care,