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Old 18th February 2010
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Default disklabel program changes.

From a post on the DragonFlyBSD users mailing list

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.

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