Subject: Re: Work-in-progress "wedges" implementation
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/22/2004 18:36:18
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On Sep 22, 2004, at 5:58 PM, Luke Mewburn wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 01:26:34PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
>   | Wedges are a new way of representing disk partitions in the NetBSD
>   | kernel.
>   |
>   |         - Wedges are "named".  That is, each wedge has an 
> associated
>   |           name encoded in UTF-8.  This name can be used to create a
>   |           device node in /dev to decouple the wedge's identity from
>   |           its probe-order-dependent unit number.
> To confirm a comment from a followup of yours;
> the named wedges would appear in /dev/dk instead of populating /dev.

Right, sorry.  I intend for the named paths to be /dev/dk/... Sorry for 
not being clear on that.

> newfs -F -s {size} ...    doesn't work as a workaround for now ?

That will probably work, yes.  Obviously I'd rather solve it for real, 
though :-)

> This is good work,

Thanks! :-)

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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