Is it time to dump disklabel and use GPT instead?

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Tue Jul 27 20:39:39 PDT 2010

On Tue, July 27, 2010 10:55 pm, elekktretterr at wrote:
>> Also, if Linux wants to import *BSD's block devices,
>> that's
>> a Linux problem, not *BSD's.
> I think that "some" Unix interoperability should be a long term goal for
> any Unix system. When you have a recognized standard like GPT, using it
> seems to be the right thing to do, instead of developing another solution
> that is incompatible with everything else on the market. You're not going
> to get Linux to change because of BSD, it's the other way around. At least
> in regards to interoperability. Technical merit, maybe.
> I might signup for GSoC 2011. Do I have to be a student?

Yes, it's students-only.  Don't wait!  Start now.  It'll be difficult, but
nothing worthwhile is ever easy.

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