DK(4)                   NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                  DK(4)

NAME
     dk -- disk partition (wedge) driver

SYNOPSIS
     options DKWEDGE_AUTODISCOVER
     options DKWEDGE_METHOD_BSDLABEL
     options DKWEDGE_METHOD_GPT
     options DKWEDGE_METHOD_MBR

DESCRIPTION
     The dk driver provides a disk-like interface, or wedge, to an area of a
     physical disk.  Wedges may be configured manually with dkctl(8) or auto-
     matically by the kernel upon the attachment of the physical disk.

KERNEL OPTIONS
     DKWEDGE_AUTODISCOVER     Automatically detect and configure wedges using
                              any available methods.

     DKWEDGE_METHOD_BSDLABEL  BSD disklabel detection method.

     DKWEDGE_METHOD_GPT       Extensible Firmware Interface Globally Unique
                              Identifier Partition Table (GPT) detection
                              method.

     DKWEDGE_METHOD_MBR       IBM PC-compatible Master Boot Record (MBR) par-
                              titioning detection method, with support for
                              Extended MBRs.

FILES
     /dev/{,r}dk*  dk device special files.

SEE ALSO
     config(1), disklabel(8), dkctl(8), fdisk(8), gpt(8), MAKEDEV(8)

HISTORY
     The dk driver first appeared in NetBSD 3.0.

AUTHORS
     The dk driver was written by Jason R. Thorpe.

NetBSD 6.0                       May 19, 2010                       NetBSD 6.0

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