Can't *write* to a hard disk, problem related to GEOM(4)?

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Fri Apr 16 04:37:30 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 12:14:31PM +0200, Julien Gabel wrote:
+> >> /dev/ad10 was previously part of a hardware miror (ar(4) device with a
+> >> HighPoint HPT374 (channel 2+3) UDMA133 controller), but since it was
+> >> broken for an unknown reason, thid drive is no more usable, even alone.
+> >> For example, I am not be able to create a new slice on it.
+> > Could you try to compile a kernel without the ar(4) driver in it ?
+> > It may still be latching on to this disk...
+> Since the ar(4) driver is part of ata(4) generic ATA/ATAPI disk controller
+> driver, I don't think it is possible to do that without shooting myself
+> on the foot. Any ideas?

Could you post output from:

	# sysctl -b kern.geom.confxml

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
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