cvs commit: src/sbin/sunlabel Makefile
obrien at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 31 21:27:11 PST 2004
On Sat, Jan 31, 2004 at 08:05:10PM -0800, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> How about if we replaced disklabel w/ a simple script that described
> why disklabel disappeared?
Why not keep the link? It is good.
> but at the same time, I've had people
> ask the question: "Why can't my disklabel'd disk on my sparc64 box not
> get seen/understood by my x86 box? I used the same program to label
> them, yet the partitions aren't appearing on x86."
You can't save idoits from themselves.
> If we broke disklabel w/ an explination of what the "real" labels are
> for each arch, I think that this would fix both the short term support
> cost, and the long term understanding and adding of additional platforms
> (for when ppc becomes tier-1)...
You can't really see an Alpha disk, on an i386 box. And both of them use
'bsdlabel'. How do you propose to fix that?
Leave the link as-is (or replace it with a smarter, advanced script that
runs 'bsdlabel' and 'sunlabel' depending on arguments, host machine,
target machine, etc..).
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