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SubjectRe: BTRFS partition usage...
> The Sun disk label only allows you to specify the start of a partition
> in cylinders, so if you want to use a filesystem like XFS you have to
> start the partition on cylinder 1 which can be many blocks into the
> disk. That entire first cylinder is completely wasted.

I don't believe a cylinder of wasted disk space is significant. I don't
believe a cylinder of disk is worth adding the complexity of sharing a
partition to a filesystem. That complexity translates into engineering
time and mistakes.

Your other arguments for making a hole in the filesystem, based on
tradition, are more convincing.

Bryan Henderson IBM Almaden Research Center
San Jose CA Filesystems

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