Subject: Re: Large disk support in NetBSD, is it hard to do and is anyone working on it?
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/25/2006 03:41:41
In article <>,
Brian Buhrow <> wrote:
>	Further investigation reveals that FreeBSD also seems to suffer from
>this limitation.  David, how hard do you think it would be to define a new
>disklabel format in which all the geometry values are 64-bit values?  I'm
>thinking a new magic value could be assigned, and  NetBSD could be taught
>to recognize both values, much like was done for the new partition ID.
>	Also, in looking at the code for raidframe, it seems there may be some
>lurking bugs with signed versus unsigned numbers being used in the same
>place.  At least, it appears there are some issues there with raidframe.
>	Thoughts?


I would advise against creating such a large filesystem/partition without
a journaled filesystem. This is not a NetBSD specific problem. I have had
disastrous results with linux too (and their journaled filesystems).