GEOM is too verbose
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jul 31 09:38:05 PDT 2004
In message <410BBB74.9010804 at portaone.com>, Maxim Sobolev writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <410BB699.3060803 at portaone.com>, Maxim Sobolev writes:
>>>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.
sigh... yeah, we should have fixed that 30 years ago.
Anyway, the message is intentional because you really have a bug
when you try to read past the end of a disk. Typically this means
that a filesystem has lost its marbles.
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