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

Boris Kochergin spawk at
Tue Jan 5 06:29:03 UTC 2010

martinko wrote:
> Yes, you're right and now I think I know what may cause this bug and it 
> worries me even more -- my FAT32 partition has a funny name but it for 
> sure was not like this before:
> $ ll /dev/msdosfs/
> crw-r-----  1 root  operator    0,  95 Jan  3 09:28 FREEDOS
> crw-r-----  1 root  operator    0, 103 Jan  3 09:28 01wb?
> Here's the complete output you asked for:
> Cheers,
> Martin
> PS: I've just read about some msdosfs issues and I'm very much worried 
> that my partition data might be corrupted. :-/

Indeed, my guess is that geom_gettree() is unhappy because something in 
src/lib/libgeom/geom_xml2tree.c does not like the unprintable character 
in the msdosfs label. I tried tracking down the exact location, but 
found the code a bit hard to follow. Anyway, you can try removing 
GEOM_LABEL from your kernel, which will remove that msdosfs label from 
the XML, which should allow geom_gettree(), and thus gstat, to work. As 
for the msdosfs or partition problems, I'm afraid I can't be of much help.


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