cvs commit: src/sys/geom/mirror g_mirror.c

Larry Rosenman ler at
Thu Mar 9 02:47:02 PST 2006

Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 12:56:07PM +0300, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:
>> On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
>>>   Modified files:
>>>     sys/geom/mirror      g_mirror.c
>>>   Log:
>>>   Allow to dump kernel to gmirror providers.
>>>   Some conditions have to be met to make it work properly. This
>>>   will be described in the manual page.
>> Thanks a lot!  So I save one partition (d) I'd usually dedicated for
>> crashdumps only when I use gmirror from now on.
> YMMV of course, but at work we prefer to mirror slices not disks.
> This way it's much more flexible -- you can have mirrored root,
> unmirrored swap, stripped+mirrored data, etc. 
> Cheers,

I was having issues where mirroring slices wouldn't always boot (earlier

Since the box is remote, it was just easier to mirror the disks.

I'm waiting with baited breath for this to make it to RELENG_6 so I can see
how it deals.


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