Subject: Re: Why not change disk naming?
To: NetBSD/users <>
From: Iggy Drougge <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/28/2001 15:42:43
Julio Merino skrev:

>I usually use FreeBSD, where disks are called adXsYZ, where X stands for
>the disk number, Y for the slice number and Z for the disklabel letter.

>I also know how NetBSD (and OpenBSD) name disks, with wdXY, where X is
>the disk number and Y the disklabel letter.

>IMHO, FreeBSD naming is much more powerful and with a better design.
>In NetBSD I haven't found any way to mount my linux home partition,
>which is ad0s9 in FreeBSD and hda9 in linux. Maybe I have to hack the
>disklabel to add this partition? Weird.

>So... will NetBSD at any point change this? Why/why not?

Isn't the slice concept an i386-specific thing to work around the limited
number of partitions allowed?

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