Subject: re: kern/11900: disklabels are broken
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2001 12:24:00
On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 07:34:36PM +1100, Geoff Wing wrote:
> Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> :>Arrival-Date: Fri Jan 05 20:57:00 PST 2001
> :>Release: NetBSD-current (anon-cvs synced as of 10 minutes ago) jan 5 2001
> :Machine: i386
> : Something pretty bad just happened to "wd" disks. I don't recall
> : seeing a heads-up that disklabels were about to change in some
> : serious way.
> The heads-up was in tech-kern (i386 changed from 8 to 16 partitions).
> : $ disklabel wd0
> : disklabel: ioctl DIOCGDINFO: Inappropriate ioctl for device
> You need to cp src/etc/etc.i386/MAKEDEV /dev/ and run it (at least for
> wd0 wd1 wd2 wd3) to make the extra character and block devices.
> You also need a kernel at least as current (which you do).
And you may also need to recompile disklabel, fdisk, etc ...
wasn't this change supposed to be completely backwards compatible?