Geli and glabel ?

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Apr 17 00:15:29 UTC 2016

On Sun, 17 Apr 2016, Anton Sayetsky wrote:

> > No, the /dev/disc device is being used both times.
> >
> >   geli attach disc
> >
> > creates a disc.eli device.  Now create the label on *that*:
> >
> >   glabel label 1213 /dev/disc.eli
> This just doesn't make any sense bc if device name will change - geli name will change too. So it's really necessary to build reverse - geli on top of glabel.

The label is only created once.  After that, it will be present when the 
.eli device is created.

It's possible there is a misunderstanding about what exactly is going on 
here, and a concrete example would help.

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