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Chapter 18. DISK TRICKS WITH GEOM

Chapter 18. DISK TRICKS WITH GEOM

FreeBSD has an incredibly flexible disk management system called GEOM. GEOM is an infrastructure system that allows kernel developers to easily program modules, called GEOM classes, for different types of disk functionality. FreeBSD uses GEOM to support disk encryption, journaling, several different types of software RAID, and exporting disk devices across the network. The GEOM tools provide flexibility, redundancy, and ease of implementation for both developers and system administrators. We'll take you through FreeBSD's disk partitioning tools and then cover several of the popular GEOM classes.


  

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