Subject: Re: Large disk support in NetBSD, is it hard to do and is anyone working on it?
To: Brian Buhrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 04/26/2006 10:41:25
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On Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 08:35:58PM -0700, Brian Buhrow wrote:
| Does anyone have any suggested work arounds for how to create logical
| disks larger than 2.1TB? Also, should I file a bug on this one or is it a
| well known enough problem that it will get taken care of sooner or later?
Implement code to:
* Use Global Partition Tables (GPTs) (AKA "EFI label") instead of
the disklabel (or disklabel-on-MBR) we currently use.
I believe FreeBSD has done some work in this area.
* Autoconfig wedges on top of GPT partitions (as well as
"legacy" disklabel partitions).
* Add support for wedges instead of (as well as?) disklabel partitions.
Other people have worked on some or all of these problems in the past;
there's probably discussions on the tech-* lists about it
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