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Re: NetBSD-9 GPT on disks smaller than 2TB

On Tue, 21 Apr 2020 at 10:58, Michael van Elst <> wrote:
> (Sad Clouds) writes:
> >Hi, assuming I'm using a system that doesn't require UEFI and disks are
> >smaller than 2TB in size. Is there any advantage of using GPT vs the
> >old disklabel scheme? Also if I want to use a partition (not whole
> >disk) for ZFS, are there any weird interaction/restrictions with GPT?
> Advantage might be portability and the availability of partition names.
> For ZFS it's best to use whole disks (and multiple of these). If you
> want to use a partition, it doesn't really matter if it is a slice
> (with disklabel) or wedge (with GPT).

One issue - importing zpools from disklabel partitions does not Just
Work (wedges are OK). You have to create a new dev directory with just
the relevant device nodes). Only an issue if you need to import (eg
disks renumbered)


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