cvs commit: src/sbin/gpt boot.c gpt.8

Thomas Nikolajsen thomas.nikolajsen at
Tue Sep 2 01:09:19 PDT 2008

on 29 Aug 2008 Matthew Dillon wrote:
>    Actually, insofar as GPT slices go, DragonFly supports 127 I think.
>    Not positive but I seem to remember expanding it to that.
>    It only supports 32 traditional fdisk slices.

Thanks for the reminder; I have tested and updated
MAKEDEV, gpt.8 and fdisk.8 with this info.

I was aware of the GPT limit, from earlier discussion on our lists,
but didn't know that MBR limit is different.

I guess the old limit of 31 slices is plenty for most uses, but 127 is excellent;
a high number can also be relevant for compatibility
with other systems for shared use of disk.


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