svn commit: r186823 - head/sys/geom/part

Marcel Moolenaar xcllnt at
Tue Jan 6 12:21:56 PST 2009

On Jan 6, 2009, at 6:10 AM, Marius Strobl wrote:

> Author: marius
> Date: Tue Jan  6 14:10:10 2009
> New Revision: 186823
> URL:
> Log:
>  - Don't enforce an upper-bound to the number of sectors or heads,
>    allowing the full 16-bit width of the corresponding fields in the
>    VTOC8 label to be used. The removed limits basically only held
>    true for providers labeled using the synthetic geometry provided
>    by cam_calc_geometry(9) but neither SCSI disks labeled with Solaris
>    nor sufficiently large ATA disks.
>  - Given that providers (originally) labeled with Solaris typically
>    use the native geometry as reported by the target while FreeBSD
>    typically uses a synthetic one put the message complaining about
>    mismatching geometries between what the label indicates and what
>    GEOM thinks the provider has, which we generally can't help,
>    under bootverbose in order to not unnecessarily scare users.
>  - For informational purposes add the non-matching values to the
>    message complaining about them, similar to what r186501 did for
>    g_part_bsd_read() except also indicating the origin of the
>    values.
>  - Make it clear that the messages emitted by this code refer to
>    the VTOC8 support rather than to another existing scheme or to
>    VTOC32.


Marcel Moolenaar
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