Subject: Re: /usr/mdec is a headache for shared ports
To: Leo Weppelman <>
From: Eduardo Horvath <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/08/2000 08:19:57
On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Leo Weppelman wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 05:10:33PM +0900, Noriyuki Soda wrote:
> > > There is also the problem that some mips ports have MAXPARTIONS 8 and
> > > some 16, which changes the size of struct disklabel and so also the
> > > DIOC* ioctls.
> > 
> > This can be fixed by using MAXMAXPARTITIONS as structure size,
> > and using sysctl(3) kern.maxpartitions as actual size for ioctl
> > interface. (not only disklabel command, but also libc and other
> > programs should be fixed)
> Talking about headaches ;-) Maybe you should read the partition sceme thread
> (end of last year on tech-kern, I think). This currently is the major point
> that prevents the m68k ports to share sets.

Then there are the issues of different binary executable formats as
well.  (BTW, when will the MIPS port(s) start supporting 64-bit anyway?)

Eduardo Horvath