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
Thu Feb 8 07:02:09 UTC 2007

In message <45CA60F7.4000507 at>, Nate Lawson writes:

>>>> 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.
>I assume phk@ is referring to the geom debug flags sysctl. 

No I am not.

Please read the recent thread on geom@ on this subject.

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