Subject: Re: NetBSD's swap partition ID
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/27/2006 15:42:09
On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 08:51:29PM +0100, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> Well, somebody else claimed that "<disklabel> simplifies coding of the way
> partitions are handled" :-)

It does; the code to read and write the disklabel is exactly the same for
every platform.  It's _finding_ the disklabel that's unclean; unfortunately,
the two issues are more than slightly confused because, long ago, each
platform got the same code, which does both, copied into its own disksubr.

  Thor Lancelot Simon	                           

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