8.2-RELEASE - gmirror and gpart issue. Metadata overlap?

Andrey V. Elsukov bu7cher at yandex.ru
Mon Feb 28 17:07:23 UTC 2011

On 28.02.2011 19:23, Marin Atanasov Nikolov wrote:
> I can confirm as well that I get kernel panic  if I gpart and then
> gmirror a disk on 8.2-RELEASE.
> To reproduce it, I just did the following:
> 1) Boot a system with a Fixit image
> 2) Remove all gpart partitions
> 3) gpart the first disk (ad0)
> 4) Restored my data to the partitions from backups
> 5) Reboot
> 6) gmirror the ad0 disk
> And that's where I got kernel panic.
> gpart'ing the disk and the mirroring the partitions works just as
> fine, but not when you mirror the whole disk.

What do you mean when you said 'gpart the first disk'?
gpart(8) is the default tool to make any type of partitions and
partition tables. The list of exact commands and at least a photo of
screen with the panic message will be good.

WBR, Andrey V. Elsukov

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