HEADS UP - disklabel program changes.

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Feb 14 11:38:26 PST 2010

    We have two disklabel programs, 'disklabel' and 'disklabel64'.

    The 'disklabel' program is going to become a hard link to
    disklabel64 and the original 32 bit disklabel program will
    be renamed disklabel32.

    We are retiring the 32 bit disklabel.  It will remain in the tree
    for backwards compatibility of course since most installations still
    use it, but all new installations will use the far more flexible
    64-bit disklabel.

    Similarly for the manual pages.


    Also, in HEAD, disklabel64 will now align the partitions to
    the a 32K boundary relative to the physical drive, rather than
    relative to the base of the slice.  This is to accomodate things
    like the WD 4K physical sector drive.  The disklabel[64] program
    has been adjusted to not complain about the 'pstart' not being

    NOTE:  Older disklabel64 programs used on a 64-bit disklabel
    from a newer kernel will complain about things being ILLEGAL.
    Basically, read-only.  Only the new disklabel64 program should be
    used on newer 64-bit disklabels.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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