New option for newfs(3) to make life with GEOM easier

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at rinet.ru
Sat Sep 1 05:58:23 PDT 2007


On Sat, 1 Sep 2007, Bernd Walter wrote:

BW> > > In some scenarios, it can be desirable to newfs first, geom later.
BW> > True, done it many time myself. Since sysinstall doesn't allow you
BW> > to install onto a gmirror array, many install via sysinstall, and gmirror
BW> > the system afterwards, which is exactly this situation.
BW> 
BW> Sysinstall easily allows you to not partition the last few sectors.
BW> The newfs option is only usefull if you are mirroring at fs level,
BW> which is note quite common for system disks, where you really need 
BW> partitions.

I concur, as all servers (rather entry-level, yeah; and excluding these that 
have large storage) we deploy last 2 years have two SATA disks with mirrored 
file systems.


Sincerely,
D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
[ FreeBSD committer:				     marck at FreeBSD.org ]
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