gstat: geom_gettree = -1: No such file or directory

martinko gamato at
Sun Jan 3 17:15:10 UTC 2010

Ulrich Spörlein wrote:
> On Fri, 01.01.2010 at 18:47:27 +0100, martinko wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> gstat(8) does not work here on 8.0 (it worked happily on 6.x and 7.x) :
>> # gstat
>> gstat: geom_gettree = -1: No such file or directory
>> Is this known ?  What can I do ?
> I doubt that it is widely known, but I've seen these 2-3 times before
> when fussing around with USB media and/or md(4) devices with gmirror on
> top. Basically, if you get really creative with the geom layering, this
> is likely to happen.
> It sure is a bug, but without a good way to reproduce, noone's gonna fix
> it.

Well, it is definitely reproducible here -- I cannot run gstat(8).

Apart from mouse I have no USB devices connected.

I use tmpmfs="YES" in rc.conf but I do not use gmirror nor any other 
creative GEOM layering.

If someone's willing to investigate -- what info should I provide ?



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