Default support for GPT
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Thu Sep 23 20:23:51 PDT 2004
At 5:48 PM -0700 9/23/04, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> I considered GPT but I want to have much more control over the
> DragonFly 'partitions' then I believe GPT offers. e.g. we need
> to be able to uniquely identify partitions in a WAN environment,
> store the core RAID topology, and so on and so forth... everything
> you need to operate in a clustered environment really has to be
> made part of the partition table.
What would that mean for people who like to setup multi-boot
situations, though? Will dragonfly require that all partitions
on a disk be dragonfly-format? Could you go with GPT for the
initial partition table, and then store all the extra info that
you want at the start of each partition?
And as I sit here installing a new machine, I also wonder if you
should pick a different partition-type for Dragonfly, just so you
don't have to worry about matching future UFS/UFS2 changes.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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