building kernel including GEOM_VINUM

Gary Jennejohn gljennjohn at
Fri Feb 4 17:47:04 UTC 2011

On Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:34:26 +0100
Luca Pizzamiglio <l.pizzamiglio at> wrote:

> >> I read on FreeBSD
> >> handbook that is possible (but not raccomended), but I don't find how...
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I missed something or GEOM_VINUM is available just as a module?
> >>
> >
> > It would probably require some major hacking.  Apparently gvinum was
> > designed with using it only as a KLD in mind.
> >
> Is that meanings that there's an error on handbook? How I (or we) could 
> improve it?

I wouldn't exactly call it an error.  The statement is that it _could_ be
intergrated into the kernel, but it's recommended to use a KLD instead.
That's still valid, since it isn't stated the it _is_ integrated into the

Right now gvinum is only available as a KLD.  Whether that will ever
change I can't even guess at.

Gary Jennejohn

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