GEOM is too verbose

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Sat Jul 31 08:32:31 PDT 2004

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message <410BB699.3060803 at>, Maxim Sobolev writes:
>>Hi Poul,
>>I use application that detects size of disk using binary search. On 
>>current each attempt to read beyond disk boundary causes message on 
>>console, which is annoying. Can you please turn them off, since 
>>apparently they serve no meaningful purpose.
> Why don't you just use ioctl(DIOC_MEDIASIZE) ?
> or the diskinfo(8) program ?

It is python program, so that ioctl() is out of question. Usage of 
diskinfo is possible but is not portable across different unices.


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