gvinum/geom_vinum in 6.0?

David Kelly dkelly at hiwaay.net
Fri Nov 11 23:10:32 GMT 2005

On Nov 11, 2005, at 10:46 AM, David Kelly wrote:

> Upgrade to RELENG_6 went pretty smoothly from RELENG_5 but for my
> striped gvinum volume.
> Mergemaster wanted to remove /etc/rc.d/vinum, so I copied it and  
> allowed
> the original to be removed. On reboot /dev/gvinum/vinum0 does not  
> exist.
> In 5.x "gvinum start" created /dev/gvinum/vimum0. Manually starting
> gvinum fails to do anything to /dev/.
> Observed /bin/vinum was left over from previous FreeBSD and complained
> about lacking a vinum kernel module so I have removed it.
> I have geom_vinum loaded:

Never mind. Don't know why it didn't work from first boot or why it  
wouldn't start manually after, but its working now.

Added "geom_vinum_load=YES" to /boot/loader.conf. Rebooted. And now  
things work as they did before. The difference is that gvinum now  
sees the drives more completely. Previously listed "0 drives:" but  
got the volume, plex and subdisks correct.

# gvinum list
2 drives:
D vinumdrive1           State: up       /dev/ad6s1d     A: 0/156041  
MB (0%)
D vinumdrive0           State: up       /dev/ad4s1d     A: 0/156041  
MB (0%)

1 volume:
V vinum0                State: up       Plexes:       1 Size:         
304 GB

1 plex:
P vinum0.p0           S State: up       Subdisks:     2 Size:         
304 GB

2 subdisks:
S vinum0.p0.s0          State: up       D: vinumdrive0  Size:         
152 GB
S vinum0.p0.s1          State: up       D: vinumdrive1  Size:         
152 GB

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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