tunefs -L issue

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 14 17:00:14 UTC 2010

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 09:31:50AM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> I'm seeing this in my dmesg:
> GEOM: ad0s1: geometry does not match label (255h,63s != 16h,63s).

AFAICT, you can ignore this. There have been previous discussions of this on
the mailing list.

> I'm guessing I screwed up tunefs -L, but it sure looked
> straightforward.  Anyway, my /dev/ufs is empty, and I kind of thought

The labels in /dev/ufsid are removed if the partition in question is mounted.
If you look in your logs you'll see messages like: 'GEOM_LABEL: Label
ufsid/482b3a7c20b36d8c removed.' 

> If I start playing with the "geomerty", am I going to wipe my system
> inadvertently?

Possibly. My advice would be not to go there.
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