GEOM: create disk during runtime? (security run output)
duanewinner at att.net
Fri Nov 19 09:12:00 PST 2004
I'm hoping somebody on this list can shed some light on this.
My boss sent me a copy of his daily cron security run output, which
localhost.local kernel log messages:
GEOM: create disk ad0 dp=0xc6b77d60
GEOM: create disk cd0 dp=0xc69a8600
We're all running FreeBSD 5.2.1-p12. I've seen the "GEOM: create disk"
messages plenty of times on boot and in my dmesg's, but never really
paid much attention to them, since I don't really understand how GEOM
works or how to interpret these kinds of messages.
But I don't recall ever seeing it in a security run cronjob.
My first question is "why is this happening during a security run
cronjob? If this system is already booted and running, why is GEOM
My second question is "is this something bad? Is it a red flag?"
The only reasonable (and non-threatening) answer I could come up with is
maybe it's because the machine went into or came out of suspend mode
near the time the cronjob ran. (APM)
The bottom line is I don't really know anything about GEOM, and would
like to know what this means so preventative action can be taken if
Thanks for any info,
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