Subject: Re: SCSI Disks on VS3100/M76
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Sokolov <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/17/1998 23:43:10
maximum entropy <> wrote:
> In a previous message you stated that you didn't have a real disklabel
> on the disk when you tried to newfs the raw partitions.  I suspect
> that's the cause of your trouble.

Well, NO ONE has a real disklabel on a disk that has just been formatted. The
way you get one is by creating one with disklabel(8). This procedure involves
accessing a raw device and causes a kernel panic.

> It's probably worthy of a PR, in any case.

You'd have to do this yourself. I'm not a NetBSD developer and not even a
NetBSD user really. I'm just being nice and letting your team make use of my
VAX hardware knowledge and methods, even though they have been developed for a
different VAX OS.

Michael Sokolov
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