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Re: kern/53217: -current: dumping to wedges on GPT disks broken

On Apr 27,  7:45am, Martin Husemann wrote:
} The following reply was made to PR kern/53217; it has been noted by GNATS.
} From: Martin Husemann <>
} To:
} Cc: 
} Subject: Re: kern/53217: -current: dumping to wedges on GPT disks broken
} Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:42:05 +0200
}  On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 07:10:00PM +0000, wrote:
}  > >Fix:
}  > 	Maybe also accept FS_UNUSED as fstype?
}  I'd rather have the dkwedge_gpt.c code set the partition type of the
}  fake label for the whole disk of the wedge to FS_SWAP when dkw.dkw_ptype

     Should we be migrating away from the use of labels as an API
and have them as only a low level detail that gets buried and only
seen by utility apps?  We already have DIOCGSECTORSIZE and
DIOCGMEDIASIZE.  Maybe we need something like DIOCGPARTTYPE as a
generic way to get a partition type without needing to know anything
about the underlying partition scheme?

}-- End of excerpt from Martin Husemann

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