Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/1998 00:14:20
On Sat, 10 Oct 1998, John Nemeth wrote:

>      It could be defopt'ed.

What, do you have to build a new kernel every time you want to read
another disk?

> Or, we can come up with some kind of
> userland method.

That is exactly what I'm pointing out our system does now. You can
have a userland program which reads the raw partition, figures out
where the non-BSD partition you want is and stuffs that information
into a BSD partition, which is then used by the alternate file system.

>      I don't like this idea, because it means keeping the same
> information in multiple places.  This information must be manually
> kept in sync.

Yes. How often do you change your partition tables?

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