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GGATEL(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						 GGATEL(8)

ggatel -- GEOM Gate local control utility SYNOPSIS
ggatel create [-v] [-o ro | wo | rw] [-s sectorsize] [-t timeout] [-u unit] path ggatel attach [-v] [-o ro | wo | rw] -u unit path ggatel destroy [-f] -u unit ggatel list [-v] [-u unit] DESCRIPTION
The ggatel utility is a local GEOM Gate class consumer. It can be used as a replacement for md(4) devices or as a ``GEOMificator'' for non GEOM-aware devices, but it was mainly created as an example on how to use and how to communicate with the GEOM Gate kernel module. Available commands: create Create a ggate provider related to the given regular file or device. attach Attach a worker process to an existing ggate provider. destroy Destroy the given ggate provider. list List ggate providers. Available options: -f Forcibly destroy ggate provider (cancels all pending requests). -o ro | wo | rw Specify permission to use when opening the file or device: read-only (ro), write-only (wo), or read-write (rw). Default is rw. -s sectorsize Sector size for ggate provider. If not specified, it is taken from device, or set to 512 bytes for files. -t timeout Number of seconds to wait before an I/O request will be canceled. 0 means no timeout. Default is 30. -u unit Unit number to use. -v Do not fork, run in foreground and print debug informations on standard output. path Path to a regular file or device. EXIT STATUS
Exit status is 0 on success, or 1 if the command fails. To get details about the failure, ggatel should be called with the -v option. EXAMPLES
``GEOMify'' the ``fd0'' device and use gbde(8) to encrypt data on a floppy. ggatel create -u 5 /dev/fd0 gbde init /dev/ggate5 gbde attach ggate5 newfs /dev/ggate5.bde mount /dev/ggate5.bde /secret cp /private/foo /secret/ umount /secret gbde detach ggate5 ggatel destroy -u 5 SEE ALSO
geom(4), gbde(8), ggatec(8), ggated(8), mount(8), newfs(8) AUTHORS
The ggatel utility as well as this manual page was written by Pawel Jakub Dawidek <>. BSD
April 2, 2011 BSD

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GNOP(8) 						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						   GNOP(8)

gnop -- control utility for NOP GEOM class SYNOPSIS
gnop create [-v] [-e error] [-o offset] [-r rfailprob] [-s size] [-S secsize] [-w wfailprob] dev ... gnop configure [-v] [-e error] [-r rfailprob] [-w wfailprob] prov ... gnop destroy [-fv] prov ... gnop reset [-v] prov ... gnop list gnop status gnop load gnop unload DESCRIPTION
The gnop utility is used for setting up transparent providers on existing ones. Its main purpose is testing other GEOM classes, as it allows forced provider removal and I/O error simulation with a given probability. It also gathers the following statistics: number of read requests, number of write requests, number of bytes read and number of bytes written. In addition, it can be used as a good starting point for implementing new GEOM classes. The first argument to gnop indicates an action to be performed: create Set up a transparent provider on the given devices. If the operation succeeds, the new provider should appear with name /dev/<dev>.nop. The kernel module geom_nop.ko will be loaded if it is not loaded already. configure Configure existing transparent provider. At the moment it is only used for changing failure probability. destroy Turn off the given transparent providers. reset Reset statistics for the given transparent providers. list See geom(8). status See geom(8). load See geom(8). unload See geom(8). Additional options: -e error Specifies the error number to return on failure. -f Force the removal of the specified provider. -o offset Where to begin on the original provider. -r rfailprob Specifies read failure probability in percent. -s size Size of the transparent provider. -S secsize Sector size of the transparent provider. -w wfailprob Specifies write failure probability in percent. -v Be more verbose. SYSCTL VARIABLES
The following sysctl(8) variables can be used to control the behavior of the NOP GEOM class. The default value is shown next to each vari- able. kern.geom.nop.debug: 0 Debug level of the NOP GEOM class. This can be set to a number between 0 and 2 inclusive. If set to 0, minimal debug information is printed. If set to 1, basic debug information is logged along with the I/O requests that were returned as errors. If set to 2, the maximum amount of debug information is printed including all I/O requests. EXIT STATUS
Exit status is 0 on success, and 1 if the command fails. EXAMPLES
The following example shows how to create a transparent provider for disk /dev/da0 with 50% write failure probability, and how to destroy it. gnop create -v -w 50 da0 gnop destroy -v da0.nop The traffic statistics for the given transparent providers can be obtained with the list command. The example below shows the number of bytes written with newfs(8): gnop create da0 newfs /dev/da0.nop gnop list SEE ALSO
geom(4), geom(8) HISTORY
The gnop utility appeared in FreeBSD 5.3. AUTHORS
Pawel Jakub Dawidek <> BSD
April 14, 2013 BSD
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