ZFS: deferring automounts/mounting root without bootfs [9.0-BETA2]

Andriy Gapon avg at FreeBSD.org
Mon Sep 19 15:44:22 UTC 2011

on 19/09/2011 18:29 Rotate 13 said the following:
> 9.0-BETA2 system is booted off removable UFS volume, but root is
> mounted from ZFS.  I try to meet the following two goals:
> 	1. Not use bootfs property (too many limitations mentioned in docs)

> 	2. Use ZFS inheritable mountpoints and management (not clutter up
> /etc/fstab... and not set mountpoint= on each child dataset!)
> Config info is below.  Result:  System boots, but hangs with
> 	init: can't exec getty '/usr/libexec/getty' for port /dev/ttyv0: No
> such file or directory

This looks like devfs (/dev) is either not mounted or something is mounted over
it.  I think that you should check if any other auto-mountable dataset in your
pool has a mountpoint of '/'.  Or the root dataset of tank is till mounted for
some reason or something like that.

Andriy Gapon

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