Subject: Re: partition bookkeeping
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Leo Weppelman <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/01/1999 09:17:38
On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 01:36:20PM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 1999, der Mouse wrote:

> > The most immediate need for this is dealing with MBRs.  But installing
> > a solution that addresses only that need strikes me as extremely
> > short-sighted.
> Well, my question in reply would be why should we permit the
> subpartitioning on a partition when we can support more partitions
> overall? i.e. most of the reasons I've seen that folks want to
> subpartition are that they didn't have enough partitions to begin with.
> :-)

Another example is the creation of installation media (CD's with multiple
partitions aka Solaris), but I think you could also use vnd-devices for
these cases.