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 options DKWEDGE_METHOD_RDB
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. DKWEDGE_METHOD_RDB Amiga Rigid Disk Block (RDB) partitioning detec- tion method.
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 9.0 February 26, 2017 NetBSD 9.0

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