aliasing (or renaming) kern.geom.debugflags

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Oct 25 06:32:34 UTC 2011

In message <4EA654F6.1060309 at>, "Andrey V. Elsukov" writes:
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>On 25.10.2011 10:08, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> The way this used to work before gpart, is that boot0cfg would send
>> a GEOM ctl-message to the MBR-geom asking "Would you please write this
>> boot code ?"
>> Since the MBR-geom was the "owner" of the whole disk, and the one
>> who had it open for writing, it could obviously do so, if  it saw fit,
>> and after it had edited its idea about the mbr-partition table into
>> that boot-code.
>> Gpart appearantly does not implement such a ctl message.
>gpart does it in the same way.

So why doesn't boot0cfg work ?

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