GPT as default?

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Fri Apr 20 20:57:03 UTC 2007

Scott Long wrote:
> Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <f0am4t$mmk$1 at>, Ivan Voras writes:
>>> Currently, the FreeBSD default is classic BSD partitions on top of 
>>> MSDOS partitions, and there are a couple of inconvenient things about 
>>> this arrangement:
>> The BSD partitioning should be discontinued as fast and firmly
>> as possible.  By all means go GPT.
> An i386/amd64 bootloader needs to be written that can understand GPT.
> My understanding is that the ia64 EFI/GPT loader has very few reusable
> bits.

It probably crazy idea, but I wonder if it's feasible to have 
"mini-GEOM" layer in loader, so that it's possible to use existing GEOM 
classes codebase there with little or no modifications.


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