Subject: Re: Large disk support in NetBSD, is it hard to do and is anyone working on it?
To: Brian Buhrow <email@example.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/25/2006 17:57:04
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On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 02:12:47PM -0700, 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.
Don't bother. As Luke noted, go with wedges and EFI/GPT.
> 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.
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