More than 8 labels per slice

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Tue Apr 27 05:24:05 PDT 2004

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 14:09:42 +0200
Harald Schmalzbauer <current at> wrote:

> > Use vinum in the mean time. There you can have more than 32 partitions
> > on one disk.
> Thanks for the hint, sounds good, but I'm not familar with vinum. And for 
> those who have the knwoledge and the time to read that question:
> What about the hassle about vinum and GEOM? Is vinum yet reliable?
> I tired it a view times (for R5) long time ago and had no success.

I don't know about a problem with vinum and -current (I have one
-current system with a vinum-stripe). The only drawback: you can't use a
vinum partition as a native swap partition (failure tolerant swap by
mirroring), but since your scenario doesn't include such a setup, I
don't see a problem (and even then: create an ufs partition and
configure a swap file on it).

Vinum isn't GEOMified yet, but work is underway to do this.


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