Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: Chris G Demetriou <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/09/1996 12:06:21
On Wed, 07 Aug 1996 00:18:23 -0400 
 Chris G Demetriou <> wrote:

 > That's my opinion, too, but I was told that what the Alpha port does
 > is most appriately done in disklabel(8) itself (at least given the
 > current set of disklabel ioctls)...

Yes ... The disklabel ioctl suite will definitely have to change with the 
New World Order.

Matthew Green suggested something interesting ... Perhaps a library that 
could live in userland (so that mdec programs could use it) and is copied 
up to the kernel (a'la libc/libkern) ... this could help to address a 
concern that Jonathan Stone had, that being that it would be nice to have 
userland utilities to do cross-disklabeling from non-NetBSD platforms.

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