8 partitions maximum
demelier.david at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 21:42:43 UTC 2010
2010/11/30 Patrick Lamaiziere <patfbsd at davenulle.org>:
> Le Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:45:03 +0100,
> David Demelier <demelier.david at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> We all know that we can only have 8 ufs partitions in one freebsd
>> slice. Since OpenBSD and NetBSD can support at most 32 partitions
>> I wonder why FreeBSD still lacks more ufs partitions in one slice?
>> Is there any plan to grow up max partitions or every work is
>> dedicated to ZFS?
> hmmm, isn't already done in 8.X ?
> from what's cooking for FreeBSD 8.0
> bsdlabel gets extended to 26 partitions
> Status: Committed to -CURRENT
> Will appear in 8.0: sure
> Author: Marcel Moolenaar
> Web: commit message
> bsdlabel is (finally!) extended to support more than 8 partitions. The
> new limit of 26 partitions comes from the number of lower-case letters.
> To make use of this change, GEOM_PART needs to be used instead of
> GEOM_BSD (this is default in 8.0 but will not work with older kernels).
I don't have GEOM_PART in my kernel, but if you said it's default it
should be pulled in.
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But why :
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
a: 10m 16 4.2BSD 0 0
b: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
d: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
e: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
f: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
g: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
h: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
i: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
j: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
k: 10m * 4.2BSD 0 0
c: 2047973 0 unused 0 0 # "raw" part, don't edit
line 11: partition name out of range a-h: i
line 12: partition name out of range a-h: j
line 13: partition name out of range a-h: k
re-edit the label? [y]:
I'm on 8.1-RELEASE.
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