svn commit: r190182 - head
ivoras at freebsd.org
Fri Mar 20 15:54:30 PDT 2009
2009/3/20 Jeremy Lea <reg at freebsd.org>:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 09:51:27PM +0000, Ivan Voras wrote:
>> + GEOM_PART has become the default partition slicer for storage devices,
>> + replacing GEOM_MBR, GEOM_BSD, GEOM_PC98 and GEOM_GPT slicers. It
>> + introduces some changes: the devices created from MSDOS extended
>> + partition entries (EBR) can be named differently than with GEOM_MBR
>> + and are now symlinks to devices with offset-based names, and kernel
>> + dumps are now not allowed to be written to devices whose partition
>> + types indicate they are meant to be used for file systems.
> This should probably also note the issue with stale disklabels from old
> DD mode disks, which causes the machine to be unbootable. It should
> also mention the "geometry does not match label (255h,63s != 16h,63s)"
> message (which appears to be harmless), and it should also probably
> mention that the c partition now covers the entire disk, not just the
> "DOS partition"... And it should be noted that these changes took place
> in Decemeber, so that people have a better chance of knowing if they are
> going to be bitten.
Ok. Should I re-sort the note into December (probably not since it
mentions development from a large period) or just mention it in text?
@Marcel: is the warning important (I didn't encounter it yet; I guess
it probably a quirk of UFS?) and is the "c" change intended? (isn't it
time to abandon the special case of "c"?)
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