On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM, Andriy Gapon <a...@freebsd.org> wrote: > > Recently some changes were made to how a root pool is opened for root > filesystem > mounting. Previously the root pool had to be present in zpool.cache. Now it > is > automatically discovered by probing available GEOM providers. > The new scheme is believed to be more flexible. For example, it allows to > prepare > a new root pool at one system, then export it and then boot from it on a new > system without doing any extra/magical steps with zpool.cache. It could also > be > convenient after zpool split and in some other situations. > > The change was introduced via multiple commits, the latest relevant revision > in > head is r243502. The changes are partially MFC-ed, the remaining parts are > scheduled to be MFC-ed soon. > > I have received a report that the change caused a problem with booting on at > least > one system. The problem has been identified as an issue in local environment > and > has been fixed. Please read on to see if you might be affected when you > upgrade, > so that you can avoid any unnecessary surprises. > > You might be affected if you ever had a pool named the same as your current > root > pool. And you still have any disks connected to your system that belonged to > that > pool (in whole or via some partitions). And that pool was never properly > destroyed using zpool destroy, but merely abandoned (its disks > re-purposed/re-partitioned/reused). > > If all of the above are true, then I recommend that you run 'zdb -l <disk>' > for > all suspect disks and their partitions (or just all disks and partitions). If > this command reports at least one valid ZFS label for a disk or a partition > that > do not belong to any current pool, then the problem may affect you. > > The best course is to remove the offending labels. > > If you are affected, please follow up to this email. > > -- > Andriy Gapon > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"
Hello, What is the status of the MFC process to 9-STABLE? I'm on 9-STABLE r244407, should I be able to boot from this ZFS pool without zpool.cache? zpool status pool: zwhitezone state: ONLINE scan: scrub repaired 0 in 0h53m with 0 errors on Sat Dec 15 23:41:09 2012 config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM zwhitezone ONLINE 0 0 0 mirror-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 label/wzdisk0 ONLINE 0 0 0 label/wzdisk1 ONLINE 0 0 0 mirror-1 ONLINE 0 0 0 label/wzdisk2 ONLINE 0 0 0 label/wzdisk3 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"