Subject: re: disklabel(8) and machdep on-disk structures issues
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/2003 18:50:11
>> I still think we should change DIOCWDINFO to write the raw label,
>> even if there is no raw label. [...]
> I agree -- I like encapsulating this code in one place, and only one
> place; and we can then prohibit user writes of the disklabel sectors
> all the time, no matter what,
I would find this last significantly annoying if it were to ever make
it into any version I use; I regularly clone whole disks with (the
moral equivalent of) dd if=/dev/rsd0c of=/dev/rsd1c. Forcing
special-casing of the label sectors would be a right pain in the butt.
see "disklabel -W"