hal and gmirror, gjournal

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at freebsd.org
Thu Feb 28 21:02:29 UTC 2008

Andriy Gapon wrote:
> It seems that hal gets confused by some "g" things.
> For example, I have two slices on my hdd: s1 and s2.
> s1 contains "primary" filesystems, s2 contains gmirror counter-part for
> s1a and gjournal journals for s1d and s1e.
> In the end, it's hard to say to which slice belongs a gmirror using s1a
> and s2a as underlying providers. Probably to none. But hal insists on
> rooting everything into a strict hierarchy and it seems that it does a
> poor job at qualifying such GEOM configurations.
> Please find lshal output here:
> http://www.icyb.net.ua/~avg/lshal.txt
> I used hal-device-manager to visualize the topology.
> P.S.
> exact info:
> ad4s1 and ad4s2a are combined into gmirror named rootfs
> ad4s1d is data provide and ad4s2d is journal provider for ad4s1d.journal
> ditto for 'e'
> And, for example, hal qualifies ad4s2d (journal provider) as a parent of
> ad4s1d.journal (the 'gjournal-ed' partition).

In the future, always include everything listed at 
http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#q19 when reporting hal problems.


Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team	::	gnome at FreeBSD.org
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