GEOM(8) MidnightBSD System Manager’s Manual GEOM(8)

NAME

geom — universal control utility for GEOM classes

SYNOPSIS

geom class help
geom
class list [name ...]
geom
class status [−s] [name ...]
geom
class load [−v]
geom
class unload [−v]

DESCRIPTION

The geom utility is used to control various GEOM classes. A class has to be aware of geom(8) comunication methods, but there are also some standard commands which can be used for existing geom(8) unaware classes. Here is the list of standard commands:

help

List all available commands for the given class.

list

Print detailed information (within the given class) about all geoms (if no additional arguments were specified) or the given geoms. This command is only available if the given class exists in the kernel.

status

Print general information (within the given class) about all geoms (if no additional arguments were specified) or the given geoms. This command is only available if the given class exists in the kernel.

Additional options include:

−s

Produce script-friendly output.

load

Load the kernel module that implements the given class. This command is only available if the class does not yet exist in the kernel and the file geom_

class.ko can be found in one of the directories specifed in kern.module_path sysctl.

unload

Unload the kernel module which implements the given class. This command is only available if the given class is loaded as a kernel module.

Class-specific commands are implemented as shared libraries which are stored in /lib/geom/ directory and are loaded via dlopen(3) function when the class name is known. When a class-specific shared library exists, a direct utility should also be available under the name of gclass.

Currently available classes which are aware of geom(8):

CONCAT

ELI

LABEL

MIRROR

NOP

RAID3

SHSEC

STRIPE

VIRSTOR

ENVIRONMENT

The following environment variables affect the execution of geom:

GEOM_LIBRARY_PATH

Specifies the path where shared libraries are stored instead of /lib/geom/.

EXIT STATUS

Exit status is 0 on success, and 1 if the command fails.

EXAMPLES

The following example shows how to set up a stripe on three disks for automatic configuration:

geom stripe label -v -s 65536 data /dev/da0 /dev/da1 /dev/da2
or:
gstripe label -v -s 65536 data /dev/da0 /dev/da1 /dev/da2

Print the list of all providers from the DISK class:

geom disk list

Unload a kernel module which implements the MD class:

geom md unload

SEE ALSO

geom(4), gconcat(8), geli(8), glabel(8), gmirror(8), gnop(8), graid3(8), gshsec(8), gstripe(8), gvirstor(8)

HISTORY

The geom utility appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.

AUTHORS

Pawel Jakub Dawidek 〈pjd@FreeBSD.org〉

MidnightBSD 0.3 May 21, 2004 MidnightBSD 0.3