Subject: re: MAXPARTITIONS (kern/18256)
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
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
   other archs.

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...