b. f. wrote: > Roland Smith wrote: > >> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 03:00:31PM -0400, PJ wrote: >> >>> version 7.2 GENERIC kernel >>> on bootup, >>> dmesg shows plip0: WARNING: using obsoleted IFF_NEEDSGIANT flag >>> > > > >>Is this significant? Of what? > > >> It means that someone should update this driver. But unless you are using >> your >> parallel port for IP traffic (and who does these days?) it won't bother you. >> > > I do, occasionally. It comes in handy with some older hardware, and > in an emergency. > > As computers with multiple processors became more common, large parts > of the operating system were rewritten to work both safely and > efficiently with multiple processors; however, there remain some areas > where more work needs to be done, and developers added such messages > as a reminder and a warning. Up until recently, plip(4) was one of > those places, but John Baldwin fixed this for FreeBSD 8. > > > >>> Then, GEOM_LABEL: bunch of labels removed.... >>> Same question? >>> > > >> The geom software now automatically assigns (unchanging) labels to UFS >> filesystems. This enables people to mount filesystems correctly even if the >> harddisk is moved to a different controller. E.g. /dev/da4s1g might become >> /dev/da6s1g, but its labeled device /dev/ufsid/482e0880cf225c60 would not >> change. The labels are removed if a partition is mounted, which the warning >> mentions. It is harmless. >> >> >>> And how to I get rid of the GEOM_LABEL: stuff - it seems unnecessary... >>> > > >> You might have to dig into the geom code... :-) >> > > If you really don't want it, remove: > > options GEOM_LABEL > > from your kernel and rebuild. You can always load it as a kernel > module if you later find that you need it. > > b. > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > > Thank you gentlemen, I see it is all harmless. Thanks again. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"