Subject: Re: dev_t changes & partitions
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: 01/14/1998 08:47:18
On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Jason Thorpe wrote:
: > Amiga (inside RDB structure). SPARC (SunOS label not big enough?). Others?
: Um... no...
: On Amiga (and others that use similar self-describing partition map
: formats, like the Mac, I think), you can have arbitrary number of partitions
: each with arbitrary IDs. NetBSD/amiga doens't put a disklabel inside
: an RDB partition, but rather uses the RDB partition map directly.
I know this. The reason I mentioned it was... why couldn't it write a BSD
disklabel inside a RDB entry if the user so desired? That's something I
wanted when I was running /amiga....
: For all port, we want to use NetBSD disklabels where possible, and fall
: back on "vendor" labels if NetBSD labels are not available.
And this is a good reason why on /amiga.
For now, I'll leave the unit goop alone, but it now has 16-bit compat.
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