On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 6:52 PM, Pawel Jakub Dawidek <p...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> BTW. Can you, Cindy, or someone else reveal why one cannot boot from
> RAIDZ on Solaris? Is this because Solaris is using GRUB and RAIDZ code
> would have to be licensed under GPL as the rest of the boot code?
> I'm asking, because I see no technical problems with this functionality.
> Booting off of RAIDZ (even RAIDZ3) and also from multi-top-level-vdev
> pools works just fine on FreeBSD for a long time now.

Really? How do they do that?

In Linux, you can boot from disks with GPT label with grub2, and have
"/" on raidz, but only as long as /boot is on grub2-compatible fs
(e.g. single or mirrored zfs pool, ext4, etc).

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