On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 08:56:32AM +0400, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote: > >>> What I'd like to know is whether there's any way for me to ensure that the >>> da0 disk always appears as da0. I don't want it that tomm I plug in another >>> disk (or change the order of disks, though I'll be more careful with that) >>> and suddenly da0 is no longer at da0! That would hamper the boot process >>> ... not nice. >> >> It is possible, but not as daX. Use the glabel(8) utility to label your >> disks. They will show up as /dev/label/<yourlabel> >> >> The daX devices are created as the device is plugged in, so AFAIK it's >> impossible to permanently assign them a certain daX device. > > Just mentioning this for archival purposes. > > If you are mounting a device as /dev/label/<yourlabel> at boot time, it > will fail unless you add a ''geom_label_load="YES"'' to your > /boot/loader.conf file. Had me stumped for a while. This loads the geom > label module at boot time and so labels are recognized.
On 7.0-PRERELEASE, 'options GEOM_LABEL' is built into of the GENERIC kernel, so it shouldn't be necessary there. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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