Thanks a lot for this info ilovezfs, really interesting. I guess I stuck with 74.3.1 because as far as I could tell it worked reasonably well (no data loss, 2+ years running), and no one else was talking about KPs related to it, so I didm't have much to go on.
Adopting zfs-osx seemed a little convoluted and risky, but ran through the excellent guide here tonight in a test environment and it all went surprisingly smoothly. A few things to note for other people following this, it seems that the guide is a tiny bit out of date, and in places could do with being a little more user-friendly; The first line, to get Homebrew uses a broken link. The correct command to use is; ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" The part about ~/.bash_profile is a little vague; if you don't have a .bash_profile under ~, you can create one with 'touch .bash_profile'. Paste in the export path mentioned, then run '. .bash_profile' to apply the update. You can then run the zpool command. The question I have at this point is, if I remove MacZFS 74.3.1 using this guide, is it simply a matter of exporting my zpool, removing MacZFS, installing zfs-osx, importing my zpool then updating it, or is there more to it than that? Thanks again for all your help. On 18 Feb 2014, at 01:18, ilove...@icloud.com wrote: > Hey, this is ilovezfs. > > I think there may be some confusion here as to what each of these versions > are. For example, you referenced the command: > > sudo zpool create -O casesensitivity=insensitive -O normalization=formD -O > ashift=12 POOLNAME mirror /dev/diskXsX /dev/diskXsX > > which is not a command that would work on MacZFS 74.x.x. > > MacZFS 74.3.x is the same as MacZFS 74.2.x, but simply upgraded to work with > Mavericks. > MacZFS 74.2.x/74.3.x is pool version 8, zfs file system version 2. > > My "zfsadm" script is not related to MacZFS 74. It is for the newer, OpenZFS > based version of ZFS for OS X, which has been referred to variously as > "ZFS-OSX," and "OSX-ZFS," "MacZFS 99," "MacZFS prototype generation," and > "MacZFS experimental generation." The GitHub repository > https://github.com/zfs-osx has the code for this version. > > https://github.com/zfs-osx (like every implementation of OpenZFS) is pool > version 5000, file system version 5. For reference, ZEVO is pool version 28, > file system version 5. There is a comparison table here: > http://bitly.com/osxzfs > > If you want to use MacZFS 74, I suggest that you run the command > > sudo nvram boot-args="keepsyms=y" > > and reboot. Then you should install MacZFS 74.3.2b and reboot. If you get a > kernel panic, post your panic report here. The panic reports are in > /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports. > > In my opinion, using MacZFS 74.3.1 is not a good answer, given that it has > been fully superseded by MacZFS 74.3.2b. If there is a kernel panic in > 74.3.2b that you have discovered, that must be dealt with not avoided. > However, the kernel panic is likely attributable to a problem with your setup > given that others are using 74.3.2b without a panic, in which case that > problem in your setup needs to be resolved, not avoided. > > If instead you want to use https://github.com/zfs-osx/zfs, then yes I'd > recommend using https://gist.github.com/ilovezfs/7713854. A tutorial > explaining one way it can be used is here: > http://zerobsd.tumblr.com/post/62586498252/os-x-with-zfs. > > If you have questions, the IRC channel is #mac-zfs on freenode. Colloquy > http://colloquy.info/ is a user-friendly client. > > On Monday, February 17, 2014 4:37:24 PM UTC-8, Robert Rehnmark wrote: > Thank you for your help. > I'll see if I have to do it this way. > I got my hands on the 74.3.1 and it installed and is running. > Is there something about this version that I should know and or stay away > from? > > Again, thanks a lot. > > /Robert > > > > Den tisdagen den 18:e februari 2014 kl. 01:12:15 UTC+1 skrev jasonbelec: > Https://gist.github.com/ilovezfs/7713854 > > This is the script that should pull everything and build. Instructions are in > the script for the script. > You will need a Developer folder in your Home directory, see script. You will > need to chmod the script to run. Then sudo ./zfsadmin to run, and options > like -l to load after build as per instructions in the script. You will need > sudo to run commands like sudo zpool list. Until you make the install > permanent. IRC is a great bunch of people working pretty much around the > clock. > > You can check the developer section of the MacZFS site for more info. > > Oh, and your doing all this at your own risk. ;) Seriously. > > > > -- > Jason Belec > Sent from my iPad > > On Feb 17, 2014, at 6:38 PM, Robert Rehnmark <xca...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> I got Mavericks up and running nicely but the 74.3.2b made it panic at boot. >> So what do I install instead? >> And how do I do that? >> This ilovezfs, does he/she have this info and script on a webpage somewhere >> or can I only get it by contact through IIRC? >> >> /Robert >> >> >> >> Den måndagen den 17:e februari 2014 kl. 18:51:51 UTC+1 skrev jasonbelec: >> Well actually ilovezfs has a wonderful little script that does all the magic >> for you and he seems quite happy to share on the IIRC chat room. It helped >> me see several things I was doing wrong. From that script you can then move >> the important files into the proper places and grant them permission, same >> that the downloadable build does. All pretty easy and repeatable on the >> command line. >> >> >> -- >> Jason Belec >> Sent from my iPad >> >> On Feb 17, 2014, at 12:15 PM, Rob Freedomfighter <xca...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Ok, is it hard to build it? >>> Do I need knowledge in excess of just some simple terminal commands I can >>> copy and paste? >>> >>> Thanks for bearing with me. >>> >>> /Robert >>> >> >> >> -- >> >> --- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "zfs-macos" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to zfs-macos+...@googlegroups.com. >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > > -- > > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "zfs-macos" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to zfs-macos+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. -- --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "zfs-macos" group. 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