Subject: Removing some support in the non wedge case (was: CVS commit: src/sbin)
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/27/2006 11:37:13

On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 10:03:47PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> Module Name:	src
> Committed By:	christos
> Date:		Sat Aug 26 22:03:47 UTC 2006
> Modified Files:
> 	src/sbin/fsck_ffs: Makefile setup.c
> 	src/sbin/newfs: Makefile extern.h mkfs.c newfs.c
> Log Message:
> - Deal with wedges and the new disk geometry structures, instead of using
>   struct disklabel.
> Functionality lost:
>   1. struct disklabel used to be updated to contain bsize, fsize, cpg.
>      This information was used to locate the alternative superblock in
>      the filesystem if the primary superblock was corrupted. We need
>      to find a new place to store this information if we need this
>      functionality.
>   2. On vax SMD drives that contained bad sector lists, the newfs program
>      knew how to get the offset and skip to the correct location in order
>      to place the label.

Hmm, wouldn't it have been possible to still keep the 'lost functionality' in an 
non wedge case?