GEOM too restrictive even with debugflags=16

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Aug 24 05:02:24 GMT 2005

In message <200508232307.00566 at harrymail>, Emanuel Strobl writes:
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>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!

The geom_gpt class needs to implement g_ctl methods for metadata modification.

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