Subject: Re: new disklabels - part2
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Leo Weppelman <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/22/1999 12:25:00
On Tue, Sep 21, 1999 at 10:22:49AM +0200, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> Before anyone does anything with new-format disklabels, I'd like to
> point out Charles' old "wedge" proposal. I think it's a very good proposal,
> and should be implemented.

It sounds good, yes.

> It doesn't necessarily conflict 100% with some new disklabel format;
> ports that have a lack of partitions could still use it. Although,
> for the i386 port, I'd prefer to just use MBR partitions.

It doesn't really confict, but it doesn't help either... I don't think it
makes sense to do the larger disklabels now when aiming for the wedge
proposal in the near future. A lot of the same files will be hit.

Oh, btw, I wasn't inspired by the lack of partitions on the Atari-port. My
original intent was to share libc across the m68k ports... As you can see,
these things get easily out of hand ;-)