Mak Kolybabi wrote: > On 2009-08-13 13:41, Doug Poland wrote: > >> I thought I recalled reading, within the last few months, that there is no >> longer a 8 partition/slice limitation in FreeBSD. I've been googling and >> reading man pages to verify that but cannot find any documentation to support >> it. Was I dreaming? >> > > (Forgot to send this reply to the list the first time, not just the OP.) > > No, you were not dreaming. When in doubt, check the source. From > head/sbin/bsdlabel/bsdlabel.c : > > "Allow bsdlabel to operate on labels that have at most 26 partitions by virtue > of there not being any (lower-case) letters avaliable for more partitions." > >  http://svn.freebsd.org/viewvc/base?view=revision&revision=174501 > > Indeed and from http://ivoras.sharanet.org/freebsd/freebsd8.html (a reasonably complete list of whats comming in 8.0) it says
bsdlabel gets extended to 26 partitions Status: Committed to -CURRENT Will appear in 8.0: sure Author: Marcel Moolenaar web: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/cvs-src/2007-December/084949.html 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 requires custom kernel configurations). Vince > -- > Matthew Anthony Kolybabi (Mak) > <m...@kolybabi.com> > > () ASCII Ribbon Campaign | Against HTML e-mail > /\ www.asciiribbon.org | Against proprietary extensions > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"