geom stripe/concat metadata suggestion

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Mon Aug 9 04:33:24 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 09:38:21PM +1000, Sam Lawrance wrote:
+> Would it be a good idea to store the device name, or something similar,
+> in the metadata?
+> For example, if I have a disk divided like this:
+>  |--------------ad0--------------|
+>  |-------------ad0s1-------------|
+>  |----ad0s1g-----|-----ad0s1d----|
+> The metadata is written into the last sector, so when the stripe/concat
+> classes are tasting they can't work out whether it belongs to ad0s1d,
+> ad0s1 or ad0.
+> I've had problems creating stripes and concats with this configuration.

I added '-h' option for 'label' command in gconcat(8), gstripe(8) and
gmirror(8), which hardcode providers' names into metadata.

Thank you.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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