Re: Accessing disks via their serial numbers.
On Tuesday 27 June 2006 16:11, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:[color=blue]
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 06:43:19PM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:[color=green]
> > And please remember: This entire thing only comes up because
> > Pawel doesn't want to solve the problem correctly for g_label,
> > this is the fall-back "quick&dirty" solution.[/color]
> If you are talking about restricting labels names here, I had the code,
> but it was backed out. Please see the archives. I still doesn't like it.
> > The correct solution is to give the users a reliable tool for
> > stealing the necessary labelsector from the end of a filesystem.[/color]
> I wrote this twice already in this thread, but let me write it again.
> File systems are not the whole world. For example. I've a disk ad0.
> I configured gbde(4) on top of it. I create file system on top of
> ad0.bde. Now, let's assume I implemented shrinkfs(8) as you suggested,
> how can I shrink gbde(4) provider?[/color]
If you want a label you should label it before gbde(4). This is similar to
the fact that you can't retroactively add a gmirror under the gbde slice
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