Subject: Re: disklabel v installboot
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 08/22/2003 10:08:43
On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 02:37:48PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
| I was looking at fixing a very old bug (port-i386/4089) properly
| (disklabel writes a label embedded in 8k of zeros if there wasn't a label).
| However it would be so much easier to do if I removed the code from
| disklabel that can update the bootstrap code (-B option).
I concur; removing that stuff from disklabel(8) would simplify the
code and the documentation.
| AFAICT this is only compiled in for hp300, vax and arm32,
| and I think used by sysinst for vax.
| I'm sure it would be trivial to change the vax sysinst?
| Is it really used in the other cases?)
| Separating the features will make the man pages rather less confusing,
| as well as making it possible to extract the 'write label to disk'
| functionality from the rest of the gubbins in disklabel.
| It would then be possible to teach the code how to handle sparc and vax
| disks (etc).
| David Laight: email@example.com