New g_part class

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Feb 6 10:35:32 UTC 2007

In message <eq9lfb$5o4$1 at>, Ivan Voras writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> Considering the fact that editing can be done equally well in
>> userland, what is the rationale or benefit of putting the code into
>> the kernel, to deal with very infrequent operations to change the
>> disk-layout ?
>Hmm, editing partition in userland... isn't there some well known
>problem with editing partitions in userland requiring setting
>kern.geom.debugflags to 16 before continuing? I might be wrong, but I
>think this was one of the problems with geom_gpt?

If the geom classes are implemented correctly, you should never
need to set kern.geom.debugflags.

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