cvs commit: src/sys/amd64/conf GENERIC src/sys/arm/conf EP80219 src/sys/conf NOTES files files.powerpc options src/sys/geom geom_apple.c geom_gpt.c src/sys/geom/part g_part.c g_part.h g_part_apm.c g_part_gpt.c g_part_if.m src/sys/i386/conf GENERIC ...

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Feb 7 20:02:44 UTC 2007

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:

>  Evolve the ctlreq interface added to geom_gpt into a generic
>  partitioning class that supports multiple schemes. Current
>  schemes supported are APM (Apple Partition Map) and GPT.
>  Change all GEOM_APPLE anf GEOM_GPT options into GEOM_PART_APM
>  and GEOM_PART_GPT (resp).
>  The ctlreq interface supports verbs to create and destroy
>  partitioning schemes on a disk; to add, delete and modify
>  partitions; and to commit or undo changes made.

Does this mean we can expect to see the disabling of GEOM exclusive-use 
protections disappear from normal administrative activities soon, as there 
will now be approved channels to incrementally change the layout of in-use 
partition tables?

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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