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 ...

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Feb 7 22:42:04 UTC 2007

In message <20070207200130.J23167 at>, Robert Watson writes:

>>  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?

There is already a mechanism for that.  How do you think bsdlabel(8)
and fdisk(8) works ?

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