GPT as default?

Scott Long scottl at
Sat Apr 21 07:54:04 UTC 2007

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Marcel Moolenaar <xcllnt at> writes:
>> On Apr 20, 2007, at 10:15 AM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>>> Currently, it is not even possible to list the GPT, let alone create
>>> new partitions, if one of the partitions is open.  GPT can not be the
>>> default partitioning scheme until this is addressed.
>> You can list with the -r option. You cannot create unless you allow
>> foot-shooting in GEOM (i.e. set kern.geom.debugflags=16). The latter
>> a known side-effect of GEOM and has nothing to do with GPT itself.
> No, it is a known side effect of geom_gpt's poor design.  Compare with
> geom_bsd, for instance.

And as much as it pains me to say it, DES is right here ;-)  geom_gpt
needs to implement the appropriate verbs to allow apps to instruct the
gpt instance to modify itself, instead of forcing apps to blindly
overwrite it.


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