cvs commit: src/sys/amd64/conf GENERIC src/sys/arm/conf EP80219
src/sys/conf NOTES files files.powerpc options src/sys/geom
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 ...
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Wed Feb 7 22:57:28 UTC 2007
On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <20070207200130.J23167 at fledge.watson.org>, 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 ?
I understand that. This was a pragmatic question rather than a philosophical
question: I know it can be done, but is it now being done. The answer appears
to be yes.
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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