Subject: Re: Large disk support in NetBSD, is it hard to do and is anyone working on it?
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
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.


Take care,


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