How to autostart geom_stripe?

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Mon Sep 20 08:29:16 PDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 11:10:22AM -0400, Sven Willenberger wrote:
+> FreeBSD-5.3-Beta4
+> I created a striped volume, newfs and mounted it fine and added the
+> entry in /etc/fstab. (created using the label so as to write the
+> metadata to disk and with a name of "thevolume")
+> I added geom_stripe_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf
+> On bootup at the fsck stage, I get the message "could not stat /dev/
+> stripe/thevolume. From single user, geom stripe load will load the
+> device and start the stripe at which point all is fine again. My
+> question is, is there another flag I need to set to have this startup at
+> boot time?

If you used 'gstripe label' command to create this stripe it should show up
automatically on boot.

I wonder if there is no some other problem here, as there was simlar report
for gmirror.

Could you add:


line to your /boot/loader.conf, reboot and send dmesg from after boot?

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