On Fri, August 14, 2009 05:47, Vincent Hoffman wrote:
> 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?
>>>
>>
>> No, you were not dreaming. When in doubt, check the source. From
>> head/sbin/bsdlabel/bsdlabel.c [1]:
>>
>> "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."
>>
>> [1]
>> 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).
>
Ah, Ivan's site, that's where I saw it.  Thank you.  Kinda surprised
it didn't turn up on a google search.


-- 
Regards,
Doug

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