Subject: Re: Work-in-progress "wedges" implementation
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/23/2004 10:58:50
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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=20
  | 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.

  | Known issues:
  |         1. You can't currently newfs a wedge.  This is because newfs
  |            requires the old-style DIOCGDLABEL ioctl, which wedges do
  |            not support.  I am working on a means for exporting the
  |            parent disk's geometry through the wedge, which is what
  |            newfs wants.

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

This is good work,

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