GPT as default?

Marcel Moolenaar xcllnt at
Sat Apr 21 16:34:54 UTC 2007

On Apr 21, 2007, at 12:53 AM, Scott Long wrote:

> 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.

Those verbs exist. There's no poor design  There's only a long time
to get from A to B.

Marcel Moolenaar
xcllnt at

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