misc/181918: GEOM: gmirror label (-h) doesn't cause /dev/mirror/ population or activation
3zstbn24xn at snkmail.com
Sat Sep 7 20:40:00 UTC 2013
>Synopsis: GEOM: gmirror label (-h) doesn't cause /dev/mirror/ population or activation
>Arrival-Date: Sat Sep 07 20:40:00 UTC 2013
>Originator: Charlie R
FreeBSD localhost 9.2-RC2 FreeBSD 9.2-RC2 #0 r254368: Thu Aug 15 18:49:04 UTC 2013 root at bake.isc.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
$ gmirror label -h mymirror /dev/zvol/pool/component0.eli /dev/zvol/pool/component1.eli
And nothing appears in /dev/mirror/. I can confirm that "gmirror dump" shows metadata there. But the mirrored setup isn't actually constructed so I can't use it. It's also unclear to me how to best ask the kernel to manually try activating a GEOM label based upon written metadata. Presently, a "geom activate" has no effect at all - exit status 0 and yet, still, nothing appears in /dev/mirror/.
Try to create a gmirror GEOM setup as above.
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