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

Julien Gabel jpeg at
Fri Apr 16 04:54:44 PDT 2004

>>>> /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

Sure. Because the output is 1128 lines long, the output is attached.

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