In message <47BD6F39.7080105@icyb.net.ua>, Andriy Gapon writes:
>on 17/02/2008 13:39 Andriy Gapon said the following:


>I see two approaches:
>1) fake those properties in device drivers, primarily cd(4) and acd(4);
> benefit: this can help other utilities besides newfs_msdos


No.

The geom attributes are provided if they are available only.

It is the responsibility of the application code to decide
and handle their absence.

>2) fake those properties in newfs_msdof;
> benefit: this would help with other physical devices that can host
> FAT;


This is the way to do it, but it might make sense to make a library
routine do it, to get consistent behaviour.

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