GEOM too restrictive even with debugflags=16

Julien Gabel jpeg at
Tue Aug 23 21:39:17 GMT 2005

> again I ran into the problem that I need to edit my GPT while the system
> is in multiuser running. But the following doesn't work:
> cale:/#70: sysctl -w kern.geom.debugflags=16
> kern.geom.debugflags: 0 -> 16
> cale:/#71: gpt remove -i 8 ad0s2
> gpt remove: unable to open device 'ad0s2': Operation not permitted
> Arrghhh. Now I have to stop all work and go into singleuser mode. Thats
> not acceptable! And please don't tell me that I use the wrong device,
> it's a i386 machine so I need a MBR in ad0 and have to use GPT inside a
> slice!
> What sense does it make to forbid such modifications? Especially if I
> enable foot-shooting?!
> I'd love to test a patch, I can't tell how angry I am that I have to shut
> down the box!

Just a though - as it happened to me in the past: what about the security
level (greater than 0)?


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