Subject: disklabel
To: None <>
From: ITOH Yasufumi <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/08/1999 07:38:06
Sorry for too late response.  I noticed this recently.

In article <> writes:

> drochner
> Tue Aug  4 04:52:52 PDT 1998
> Update of /cvsroot/src/sbin/disklabel
> Modified Files:
> 	disklabel.c 
> Log Message:
> -fix output of "*" at odd end cylinder number (not odd size)

I think the original behavior (put the second "*" if the size of
the partition is not a multiple of the cylinder size) is
more useful than the fixed one.

If the partition size is not a multiple of cylinder size,
the remainder part is left unused by FFS.
I think this worth warning.

On the contrary, the alignment of partition start is only used
for the performance optimization.
Since # sectors per track is not fixed on modern disks,
this is not so meaningful.

ITOH, Yasufumi <>, <>