CURRENT: [USB] : GEOM_PART: da4 was automatically resized.

Randy Westlund rwestlun at
Mon Aug 1 17:40:40 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 01, 2016 at 11:05:54AM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote:
> On every(!) USB drive which worked well with 11-CURRENT up to 11-BETA, I fail
> to access with 12-CURRENT (12.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #14 r303475: Fri
> Jul 29 11:59:11 CEST 2016) with the error shown below.
> On USB flash drives I created myself, the suggested gpart command solved the
> problem, but I can not do this with drives I was given by a vendor or supplier.
> What is wrong?
> Kind regards and thank you very much in advance,
> O. Hartmann
> On console, I get the report:
> [...]
> GEOM_PART: da4 was automatically resized.
>   Use `gpart commit da4` to save changes or `gpart undo da4` to revert them.

I noticed something similar when I was trying to dd a more recent
memstick installer to a USB drive on 12-CURRENT.  When I plugged in the
flash drive I couldn't dd to it until I noticed that message in syslog
and ran 'gpart undo da0'.  Looks like something is unhelpfully
auto-resizing partitions.
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