Subject: re: MAXPARTITIONS (kern/18256)
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/17/2003 10:31:33
> 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
exactly how else do you make this change without being kludgy? the
i386 method seems useful to me - i do believe 1 or 2 other ports
have copied that change...