Removing all ZFS support from boot process
M.S.Powell at salford.ac.uk
Fri Feb 11 10:33:27 UTC 2011
On Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> This is before the kernel boots, correct?
> Can you take a picture of where it hangs? (you will have to host it
> somewhere though, as the list will reject non text attachments).
Here you go:
The spinning char can seemingly be in any position when it crashes. It
took 5 attempts that time to get to the beastie menu.
> I suspect it's in the loader and quite possibly it's your BIOS that is
> at fault, or at the very least there is a nasty interaction with it.
> Is there an update for the BIOS? Does this happen on other hardware?
I suspected BIOS, that's why I was going to get a new motherboard. I've
always had problems getting gptzfsboot working on this hardware and there
are no more BIOS updates now. That's why I have ufs root, as it only
Then I wondered what the hell was going on in the loader that took >60s
and seemingly touched every drive. I assumed it was FBSD that was tasting
all the drives.
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