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Re: kern/40360: fictitious disklabels do not handle devices without an MBR
The following reply was made to PR kern/40360; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Laight <david%l8s.co.uk@localhost>
Cc: kern-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: kern/40360: fictitious disklabels do not handle devices without an
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:39:48 +0000
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 07:25:01PM +0000, jmcneill%invisible.ca@localhost
> >Synopsis: fictitious disklabels do not handle devices without an MBR
> When inserting a USB device that only contains a FAT filesystems,
> the auto-generated disklabel incorrectly reports a 4.2BSD filesystem
> at the beginning of the device.
The filesystem type in the disklabel is fairly irrelevant.
Nothing during mount looks at it - so it is really just a comment.
(except maybe for swap).
It is more important that the fictitious label contain a partition
that covers the entire disk.
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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