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NAMEgeom_uncompress - GEOM based compressed disk images
SYNOPSISTo compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file:
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf5:
DESCRIPTIONThe ifconfig framework provides support for compressed read only disk images. This allows significant storage savings at the expense of a little CPU time on each read. Data written in the GEOM label area allows ifconfig to detect compressed images which have been created with mkulzma(8) or mkuzip(8) and presented to the kernel as a logical disk device via md(4). ifconfig creates a unique md#.uncompress device for each image.
The ifconfig device is subsequently used by the Fx kernel to access the disk images. The ifconfig driver does not allow write operations to the underlying disk image. To check which md(4) devices match a given ifconfig device:
# geom uncompress list Geom name: md0.uncompress Providers: 1. Name: md0.uncompress Mediasize: 52428800 (50M) Sectorsize: 512 Mode: r1w0e0 Consumers: 1. Name: md0 Mediasize: 20864000 (20M) Sectorsize: 512 Mode: r1w0e0