I haven't used BEs yet, as I have no ZFS-on-root systems. I just know that's how they're supposed to work, and that's the desired use case for them.
Vermaden from FreeBSD Forums would be a better one to ask, as he uses them a lot and was one of the people behind BE support in FreeBSD. On 2013-02-21 4:38 PM, "Peter Jeremy" <pe...@rulingia.com> wrote: > On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 7:05 AM, O. Hartmann <ohart...@zedat.fu-berlin.de> > wrote: > > At the loader prompt, I need to unload the buggy kernel and load the old > > working one via > > > > load /boot/kernel.old/kernel > > > > Then I load also the ZFS related modules > > > > load /boot/kernel.old/opensolaris.ko > > load /boot/kernel.old/zfs.ko > > > > Issuing boot at the end of that stage boots the kernel - the old one > > -successfully - but there is no working ZFS and no ZFS volume gets > > mounted although the rc.conf is executed correctly. > > > > What am I doing wrong at that point? Why isn't ZFS run and mount > properly? > > Last time I ran into this problem, the issue was that "unload" also > unloaded the zpool.cache file and the ZFS code relied on that to find > the kernel. I don't recall what the workaround was. > > On 2013-Feb-20 08:17:46 -0800, Freddie Cash <fjwc...@gmail.com> wrote: > >Sounds like a perfect use case for Boot Environments. Create a new BE, > >install the new kernel into it, set it as the default, reboot. If it > >fails, you manually set the previous BE as the default, and reboot. That > >way, your "known-good", working environment is never affected. > > How do you change your BE in the loader? Or how do you change your > BE when you can't boot? > > -- > Peter Jeremy > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"