Does FreeBSD start slices at head boundaries?

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Fri Jul 6 19:14:05 UTC 2012

On 07/06/2012 09:06 PM, Michael Sierchio wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Eitan Adler <lists at> wrote:
>> Slices isn't the "old" way. There is no perf advantage for dedicated
>> disks. Maybe you get a
>> few kb of extra space. Don't do it.
> That is EXTREMELY old advice.  The general advice, for this and many
> other things, is - don't do it, but if you do it, know what you're
> doing. ;-)

agree, advice: don't use dedicated disks, it might be "dangerous if 
another fdisk silently modifies your disk or the BIOS does not 
understand it.
It's still in the FAQ though :)


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