Subject: Re: new disklabels - part2
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From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 09/21/1999 11:26:34
> How many partitions can we fit into the space of a standard
According to the comments in <sys/disklabel.h>, 22 - which sounds about
right to me.
* The absolute maximum number of disk partitions allowed.
* This is the maximum value of MAXPARTITIONS for which 'struct disklabel'
* is <= DEV_BSIZE bytes long. If MAXPARTITIONS is greater than this, beware.
#define MAXMAXPARTITIONS 22
#if MAXPARTITIONS > MAXMAXPARTITIONS
#warn beware: MAXPARTITIONS bigger than MAXMAXPARTITIONS
> Not to mention that I don't see a whole lot of use for many more than
> 16 partitions, as far as intent and purpose go, unless you're
> planning on hosting many dic^Hskless workstations and want each one
> to have its own separate space (which doesn't strike me as extremely
I don't see why it'd be impractical. Indeed, in many cases it'd be my
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