Partions per slice limitation removed?
vince at unsane.co.uk
Fri Aug 14 10:47:15 UTC 2009
Mak Kolybabi wrote:
> On 2009-08-13 13:41, Doug Poland wrote:
>> I thought I recalled reading, within the last few months, that there is no
>> longer a 8 partition/slice limitation in FreeBSD. I've been googling and
>> reading man pages to verify that but cannot find any documentation to support
>> it. Was I dreaming?
> (Forgot to send this reply to the list the first time, not just the OP.)
> No, you were not dreaming. When in doubt, check the source. From
> head/sbin/bsdlabel/bsdlabel.c :
> "Allow bsdlabel to operate on labels that have at most 26 partitions by virtue
> of there not being any (lower-case) letters avaliable for more partitions."
>  http://svn.freebsd.org/viewvc/base?view=revision&revision=174501
Indeed and from http://ivoras.sharanet.org/freebsd/freebsd8.html (a
reasonably complete list of whats comming in 8.0) it says
bsdlabel gets extended to 26 partitions
Status: Committed to -CURRENT
Will appear in 8.0: sure
Author: Marcel Moolenaar
bsdlabel is (finally!) extended to support more than 8 partitions. The
new limit of 26 partitions comes from the number of lower-case letters.
To make use of this change, GEOM_PART needs to be used instead of
GEOM_BSD (this requires custom kernel configurations).
> Matthew Anthony Kolybabi (Mak)
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