geom debugging tools ?
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Mar 26 15:36:43 PDT 2009
In message <20090326112222.GE10080 at stlux503.dsto.defence.gov.au>, "Wilkinson, A
> 0n Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:17:30AM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >sysctl -b kern.geom.confxml
>Curios, why doesn't 'sysctl -a' display "kern.geom.confxml" ? e.g.
Because we don't want to spam the sysctl -a output with so much
There are many other sysctls which also are not shown during
sysctl -a because they return binary structures.
The '-b' flag means "I know it may be binary" and we (ab)use that
to supress the XML output from sysctl -a.
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