zfs boot vs loader
Pawel Jakub Dawidek
pjd at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 14 06:28:35 UTC 2009
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 01:46:37PM +0300, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> Thanks to all who replied!
> I think that I figured it out with your help.
> 'unload' does indeed unload zpool.cache and the latter is needed for proper zfs
> root mounting.
> 'boot /other/kernel' executes some loader scripts and zpool.cache gets loaded in
> this case (because of the settings in defaults/loader.conf).
> When doing manual 'load xxx' and then just 'boot' no loader scripts are executed
> and zpool.cache does not get loaded. In this case one has to load it manually
> using the suggested 'load -t xxx' approach.
Could you repeat what you were doing but with vfs.zfs.debug set to 1
from the loader? You should see some messages about missing file, maybe
we should do them visible always and not after increasing debug level?
Pawel Jakub Dawidek http://www.wheel.pl
pjd at FreeBSD.org http://www.FreeBSD.org
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