Subject: bin/3101: disklabel incorrectly handles SMD drives.
To: None <>
From: David Gilbert <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/12/1997 13:39:18
>Number:         3101
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       disklabel incorrectly handles SMD drives.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jan 12 11:05:01 1997
>Originator:     David Gilbert
|David Gilbert, PCI, Richmond Hill, Ontario.  | Two things can only be     |
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>Release:        1.2
System: NetBSD repeat 1.2 NetBSD 1.2 (REPEAT) #4: Sun Jan 5 09:40:26 EST 1997 dgilbert@repeat:/u1/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/REPEAT sparc

	disklabel seems to corrupt information such as the disk type
and the error blocks on SMD drives.  1.2B seems to require stricter
standards for SMD drives and NetBSD disklabel'd drives won't work with
1.2B.  I have so far worked around this problem by using a SunOS boot
tape to label the disks I have.
	disklabel an SMD disk.  I can arrange a net accessible system
on which such a beast can be played with.