Subject: toolchain/30673: A single arch host disklabel isn't enough
To: None <,,>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/06/2005 06:35:01
>Number:         30673
>Category:       toolchain
>Synopsis:       single arch host disklabel isn't enough
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    toolchain-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jul 06 06:35:01 +0000 2005
>Originator:     Simon Burge <>
>Release:        NetBSD -current after June 12 2005
Wasabi Systems
	Currently there is only a single host disklabel command per
	architecture.  The problem is that different machine types
	within an architecture may have different label sectors and
	offsets, so a single machine type disklabel isn't enought.

	Code inspection.

	Create separate nbdisklabel-<machine> or nb<machine>-disklabel
	or (even worse) <arch>-<machine>-netbsd-disklabel commands
	instead of just <arch>--netbsd-disklabel ?