A replacement for GEOM_LABEL's gpt/gptid

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 18 00:08:55 UTC 2011

On 04/29/11 11:55, Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
> On 27.04.2011 11:37, Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
>>> I wrote a small extension for the GEOM_PART class. It adds an ability
>>> to GEOM_PART class to create partition labels for schemes which are
>>> support them.
> Hi All,
> i got several successful reports from users, but now i decided to make
> this functional available for another consumers.
> New patch:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~ae/geom_alias.diff
> What it contains:
> * gpt/gptid support removed from GEOM_LABEL class;
> * new GEOM_ALIAS class added. This class has two public functions:
> 	void g_alias_create(struct g_provider *pp, const char *name);
> 	void g_alias_spoil(struct g_provider *pp);
> * first two consumers of GEOM_ALIAS class are GEOM_PART and GEOM_DISK:
> GEOM_DISK uses g_alias_create() to create aliases for disks, disk's
> serial number is used for alias name.
> GEOM_PART uses g_alias_create() to create aliases for labeled partitions
> (gpt/gptid, apm and pc98).
> How it looks like:
> http://paste.org.ru/?5exeve

What happened to this? It would be really nice to have in 9.0, or soon 
after anyway. Anything I can do to help it along?

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