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 22:57:28 UTC 2007

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> 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 ?

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
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

More information about the cvs-src mailing list