cvs commit: src/share/man/man4 geom.4

Nate Lawson nate at
Thu Apr 7 14:40:52 PDT 2005

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <20050407211443.GA29412 at VARK.MIT.EDU>, David Schultz writes:
>>On Thu, Apr 07, 2005, Scott Long wrote:
>>>scottl      2005-04-07 19:59:28 UTC
>>>  FreeBSD src repository
>>>  Modified files:
>>>    share/man/man4       geom.4 
>>>  Log:
>>>  Document the GEOM debug flags.
>>I really think the anti-footshooting stuff should be disabled
>>temporarily until someone fixes sysinstall et al to not fail
>>perfectly reasonable requests.
> I really think sysinstall should exit with an error message
> when people try to use it for things it cannot do.
> I do _not_ think we should cripple the rest of the system to cater
> for sysinstall.

I intended to add code to the grub port to automatically set this sysctl 
to the right value to allow it to write to the MBR since it currently 
fails in an obscure way.  I never got around to it.  Perhaps it makes 
sense to provide an easy way to write to the MBR so we aren't 
cut/pasting code to every MBR-type program that does the same thing 
(check the sysctl, if already set, do nothing, otherwise set and then 
clear the flag after doing the MBR write).


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