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Re: Are dk wedges the only way to access GPT partitions?

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 08:11:45AM -0500, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Are dkwedges the only way to access GPT partitions under NetBSD?

Yes.  Unfortunately.

> Linux and FreeBSD have more elegant ways, that can not span a sequence over 
> two or more disks as dkwedges can.


> I notice in GENERIC kernel config, at least for i386 and amd64,
> # Wedge support
> options         DKWEDGE_AUTODISCOVER    # Automatically add dk(4) instances
> options         DKWEDGE_METHOD_GPT      # Supports GPT partitions as wedges
> # The following two options can break /etc/fstab, so handle with care
> #options        DKWEDGE_METHOD_BSDLABEL # Support disklabel entries as wedges
> #options        DKWEDGE_METHOD_MBR      # Support MBR partitions as wedges
> So what happens if I disable this option?  Does GPT disk access work in a 
> more normal way, or can something disastrous happen?

Essentially, you will no longer have partitions.

        Jonathan Kollasch

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