Subject: Re: MAXPARTITITONS > 8 (was: Re: mbrlabel fixes)
To: Johan Ihren <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/31/2000 11:04:52
On 31 Dec 2000, Johan Ihren wrote:

> I fully agree that the number of needed partitions seem to be more
> dependent upon the need to access filesystems belonging to other OSes
> than a need to micromanage storage local to NetBSD. This is exactly
> why I think an easy way out where we go from 8 to 16 or thereabouts is
> sufficient.

All I can say is, I've wanted more than 6 or 7 partitions per disk,
from time to time, for my own nefarious purposes, but 16 (14 or 15)
would be plenty, IMO.