DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2008-08
Re: Hammer bootloader
:No it does not -- it reserves the storage "somewhere at the beginning",
:but the first sectors are used by the superblock. Anyways, I think btx
:is the problem, or something close.
Yah. HAMMER is not designed for partitions which overlap the boot
blocks, which is how normal 32 bit disklabels work (when ad0s1a
starts at sector 0 instead of sector 16).
64 bit disklabels are different. The partitions are out-of-band.
I really think the best way to deal with it is to have a separate
/boot partition which has the loader, kernel, and modules and anything
else the loader needs.
The bigger issue is making the boot code directly support 64 bit
disklabels or GPT.