8 partitions maximum

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Thu Dec 2 22:10:10 UTC 2010

On 12/01/10 21:23, David DEMELIER wrote:

> Yes it is just exercises, I heard bsdlabel was grow up so I wanted to
> test, now I don't really understand why it's fixed to 20 only. I also

It turns out that something like 22.75 bsdlabel partition table entries
fit in a 512 byte sector, so this was rounded down to 20. This is where
this limit comes from - the size of the sector.

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