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Re: disklabel(8) allows addressing non-existent space
> Imho the current way of having to deal with an editor and a
> calculator, or the interactive mode and eventually creating an
> invalid label without further warning is imho somewhat...
I agree that disklabel is, um, suboptimal. There's a reason I wrote
bsdlabel. (It's a tool with an interface very much like sunlabel(8),
but for BSD disklabels rather than Sun labels.)
Not that it's optimal either, but for some tasks it's better than
> Btw, what do you think about alignment support for disklabel (useful
> only for shell or interactive mode)? With more and more 4K disks and
> SSDs, that would be useful imho.
Possibly. Might be worth doing. If you're contemplating doing it,
though, it might be worth allowing non-zero remainders (for example,
allow aligning to "sector number % 8 = 5"); I've seen it said that some
disks offset their 512-byte-block interface in such ways to deal with
certain Windows use patterns.
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