Subject: Re: kern/2759: vnd doesn't support disklabel ioctls
To: Andreas Gustafsson <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/08/1997 08:17:30
On Sun, 8 Jun 1997 15:43:32 +0300 (EET DST) 
 Andreas Gustafsson <> wrote:

 > The OpenBSD vnd driver (in the trunk of their anoncvs tree) supports
 > disklabels.  It is trivial to back-port to NetBSD (at least to 1.2).
 > It does have the bug of ignoring the partition offsets in the
 > disklabel (causing all the partitions to look identical to the raw
 > partition), but that bug is not that hard to fix, either.

That is not "supporting disklabels".  I wrote the code to do it currectly,
a long time ago... but there was a lingering bug in it, and I never
finished.  NetBSD's vnd has changed a bit since then.  I could bump
up the priority on this code, and re-add the disklabel support.  I
will try and do that this week.

Jason R. Thorpe                             
NASA Ames Research Center                               Home: 408.866.1912
NAS: M/S 258-6                                          Work: 415.604.0935
Moffett Field, CA 94035                                Pager: 415.428.6939