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Re: port-amd64/51216: Can't create wedges on a large (3TB) disk, gpt is ok but dkctl gives an error message
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From: mlelstv%serpens.de@localhost (Michael van Elst)
Subject: Re: port-amd64/51216: Can't create wedges on a large (3TB) disk, gpt is ok but dkctl gives an error message
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 16:28:54 +0000 (UTC)
kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost (Robert Elz) writes:
> I wonder if now that wedges are becoming used more, and wdNx (and sdNx)
> thus used less, if perhaps we should start creating /dev/[sw]dN and
> /dev/r[sw]dN as aliases of (or links to) /dev/[r][sw]dN[cd] (as appropriate)
> (ie /dev/wd1 is a link to /dev/wd1d on i386 (etc) or /dev/wd1c (on sparc etc))
Maybe, but much of the confusion must have come from using commands in the /dev
directory. Tools like gpt interpret device names (e.g. wd0) and automatically
select the raw device.... unless there is a file 'wd0' in the local directory.
That functionality should be changed. If you need a file in the local directory
it should be written like ./wd0.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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