Subject: Re: sd rereads
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/01/1999 14:00:43
Andrew Brown <> writes:
> i'd vote against it if i meant that i'd continually lose trying to use
> my "other" 5 gig ide drive in my old computer where i *don't* want to
> write the disklabel to disk but just shove one "in-core".  if the
> kernel loses the disklabel after the last "close", then i'll
> continually be stuffing it in-kernel and then losing it; never getting
> to mount the disk.

Even with the case where DIOCSDINFO'd labels are lost on last
partition close, there are trivial ways to keep the partition around
long enough to mount it.  However, they're gross hacks.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.