Note that for bionic as of this week the behavior is now different. This particular problem doesn't surface for zfs-import-cache.service (because the ConditionPathExists expression is back in the unit).
It's not all good news, however, as that one failed unit has been replaced with: $ systemctl --failed UNIT LOAD ACTIVE SUB DESCRIPTION ● zfs-mount.service loaded failed failed Mount ZFS filesystems ● zfs-share.service loaded failed failed ZFS file system shares ● zfs-zed.service loaded failed failed ZFS Event Daemon (zed) All because the zfs kernel module is now no longer being loaded. So, it's related to this bug in that the zfs-import-cache.service was loading the zfs kernel module because it was running unconditionally. Now that this unit is no longer running do to ConditionPathExists, other zfs units fail now. I'm fairly certain we ran into this same issue back in xenial, I'll see if I can track down the launchpad # for it. Thanks! -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to zfs-linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1741081 Title: zfs-import-cache.service fails on startup Status in zfs-linux package in Ubuntu: In Progress Bug description: I just noticed on my test VM of artful that zfs-import-cache.service does not have a ConditionPathExists=/etc/zfs/zpool.cache. Because of that, it fails on startup, since the cache file does not exist. This line is being deleted by debian/patches/ubuntu-load-zfs-unconditionally.patch. This patch seems to exist per: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxd/+bug/1672749 This patch still exists in bionic, so I assume it will be similarly broken. If the goal of the patch is to load the module (and only that), I think it should create a third unit instead: zfs-load-module.service ^^ runs modprobe zfs zfs-import-cache.service & zfs-import-scan.service ^^ per upstream minus modprobe plus Requires=zfs-load-module.service I have tested this manually and it works. I can submit a package patch if this is the desired solution. Interestingly, before this change, zfs-import-scan.service wasn't starting. If started manually, it worked. I had to give it a `systemctl enable zfs-import-scan.service` to create the Wants symlinks. Looking at the zfsutils-linux.postinst, I see the correct boilerplate from dh_systemd, so I'm not sure why this wasn't already done. Can anyone confirm or deny whether zfs-import-scan.service is enabled out-of-the-box on their system? Is the zfs-import-scan.service not starting actually the cause of the original bug? The design is that *either* zfs-import-cache.service or zfs-import-scan.service starts. They both call modprobe zfs. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/zfs-linux/+bug/1741081/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp