[Bug 211361] suggested boot partition size is too small, bsdinstall creates unaligned partitions

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Mon Aug 8 17:39:24 UTC 2016


--- Comment #14 from Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at FreeBSD.org> ---
This is not a matter of a bad default.  The kernel is doing its best to tell us
the truth about the disk.  Based in part on that information, we need to make a
policy decision - one of *dozens* of policy decisions the installer makes,
don't try to pretend otherwise - to round partition offsets up to the nearest 4
kB boundary.  You are asking me to change the underlying mechanism, possibly
breaking other kernel or OS components and who knows what else, in order to
avoid making a policy decision.  That's not going to fly.

And once again, gpart is a command-line interface to geom_part(4).  It does not
have defaults.  It does not care about alignment or CHS geometry or any of a
number of things that the installer *does* know and care about, so saying
"bsdinstall should have the same behavior as gpart" is spurious.

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