Subject: Re: MAXPARTITIONS (kern/18256)
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/16/2003 12:47:16
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:

> Hello everybody
> kern/18256 requests a bump of MAXPARTITIONS to 16 on hpcarm. A quick
> grep shows that rouhgly half of our arch have it definded to 16 and the
> other half have it defined to 8.
> Is there a particular reason why MAXPARTITIONS is not consistent accross
> platforms? This prevents moving a disk from one arch to another.

Yes. You'll screw up all the device nodes in /dev if you don't do it
carefully. wd1a will become wd0i.

i386 did things in a very kludgy manner, which should not be copied on
other archs.

Take care,