This is a discussion on Re: hal and gmirror, gjournal - FreeBSD ; Andriy Gapon wrote: > on 28/02/2008 23:02 Joe Marcus Clarke said the following: >> Andriy Gapon wrote: >>> It seems that hal gets confused by some "g" things. >>> For example, I have two slices on my hdd: s1 and ...
Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 28/02/2008 23:02 Joe Marcus Clarke said the following:
>> Andriy Gapon wrote:
>>> It seems that hal gets confused by some "g" things.
>>> For example, I have two slices on my hdd: s1 and s2.
>>> s1 contains "primary" filesystems, s2 contains gmirror counter-part for
>>> s1a and gjournal journals for s1d and s1e.
>>> In the end, it's hard to say to which slice belongs a gmirror using s1a
>>> and s2a as underlying providers. Probably to none. But hal insists on
>>> rooting everything into a strict hierarchy and it seems that it does a
>>> poor job at qualifying such GEOM configurations.
>>> Please find lshal output here:
>>> I used hal-device-manager to visualize the topology.
>>> exact info:
>>> ad4s1 and ad4s2a are combined into gmirror named rootfs
>>> ad4s1d is data provide and ad4s2d is journal provider for ad4s1d.journal
>>> ditto for 'e'
>>> And, for example, hal qualifies ad4s2d (journal provider) as a parent of
>>> ad4s1d.journal (the 'gjournal-ed' partition).
>> In the future, always include everything listed at
>> http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#q19 when reporting hal problems.
> Thank you for the pointer to this extensive information.
> Additional data is attached.
> P.S. the instructions have --verbose-yes for hald command, it should
> '=yes' ('-' vs '=').
> P.P.S. this info should be also applicable to the other problem that I
> described (dvd-ram+fat32).
According to GEOM the .journal volume is a child of the main volume.
That is, ad4s2d is the parent of ad4s2d.journal. So hal is reporting
this correctly (and this is what I see on my home machine which is using
gjournal). I'm not sure why you think this is a problem since you mount
the .journal node in fstab.
As for the mirror problem, I'm not sure how to fix that. The mirror is
a child of two nodes which violates the tree structure. I'm open to
suggestions or patches.
Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team :: gnome@FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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