[PATCH] Build a separate ZFS-enabled loader.zfs
rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 22 18:27:40 UTC 2009
On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 10:17 -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> This patch is a workaround to enabling ZFS support by default in the boot
> loader. It enables building a loader.zfs which is a ZFS-enabled loader and
> changing zfsboot and gptzfsboot to use /boot/loader.zfs instead
> of /boot/loader. I have only tested that things built ok, I have not
> boot-tested it as I don't have ZFS setup anywhere. The patch is available at
> http://www.FreeBSD.org/~jhb/loader.zfs/. You will also need to copy
> the 'loader.zfs/Makefile' file from that URL into a new
> sys/boot/i386/loader.zfs directory after applying the patch.
Ok, I made a few changes, but this is tested and working for zfs. I
opted to change the loader name to zfsloader, since we tend to prefix
rather than suffix boot/loader bits and I thought that loader.zfs.old
looked ugly. The following should be a complete patch against -CURRENT.
Note that you do need to reinstall bootcode (zfsboot/gptzfsboot) for
this to boot the correct loader.
Robert Noland <rnoland at FreeBSD.org>
More information about the freebsd-current