On Apr 21, 2007, at 12:53 AM, Scott Long wrote:
> Dag-Erling Smrgrav wrote:
>> Marcel Moolenaar <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> On Apr 20, 2007, at 10:15 AM, Dag-Erling Smrgrav wrote:
>>>> Currently, it is not even possible to list the GPT, let alone
>>>> new partitions, if one of the partitions is open. GPT can not
>>>> be the
>>>> default partitioning scheme until this is addressed.
>>> You can list with the -r option. You cannot create unless you allow
>>> foot-shooting in GEOM (i.e. set kern.geom.debugflags=16). The latter
>>> a known side-effect of GEOM and has nothing to do with GPT itself.
>> No, it is a known side effect of geom_gpt's poor design. Compare
>> geom_bsd, for instance.
> And as much as it pains me to say it, DES is right here ;-) geom_gpt
> needs to implement the appropriate verbs to allow apps to instruct the
> gpt instance to modify itself, instead of forcing apps to blindly
> overwrite it.
Those verbs exist. There's no poor design There's only a long time
to get from A to B.