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GEOM_UZIP(4)	       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual		  GEOM_UZIP(4)

NAME
     geom_uzip -- GEOM based compressed	disk images

SYNOPSIS
     To	compile	this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your
     kernel configuration file:

	   options GEOM_UZIP

     Alternatively, to load the	driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):

	   geom_uzip_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     The geom_uzip framework provides support for compressed read only disk
     images.  This allows significant storage savings at the expense of	a lit-
     tle CPU time on each read.	 Data written in the GEOM label	area allows
     geom_uzip to detect compressed images which have been created with
     mkuzip(8) and presented to	the kernel as a	logical	disk device via	md(4).
     geom_uzip creates a unique	md#.uzip device	for each image.

     The geom_uzip device is subsequently used by the FreeBSD kernel to	access
     the disk images.  The geom_uzip driver does not allow write operations to
     the underlying disk image.	 To check which	md(4) devices match a given
     geom_uzip device:

	   # geom uzip list
	   Geom	name: md1.uzip
	   Providers:
	   1. Name: md1.uzip
	      Mediasize: 22003712 (21M)
	      Sectorsize: 512
	      Mode: r1w0e1
	   Consumers:
	   1. Name: md1
	      Mediasize: 9563648 (9.1M)
	      Sectorsize: 512
	      Mode: r1w0e1

SEE ALSO
     GEOM(4), md(4), geom(8), mkuzip(8)

AUTHORS
     The geom_uzip driver was written by Max Khon <fjoe@FreeBSD.org>.  This
     manual page was written by	Ceri Davies <ceri@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD	9.3			October	9, 2006			   FreeBSD 9.3

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