Re: zpool upgrade and bootcode on 13-RELEASE

From: Michael Gmelin <freebsd_at_grem.de>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 10:02:58 +0200
On Wed, 19 May 2021 19:32:43 +0200
Michael Gmelin <freebsd_at_grem.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 19 May 2021 19:09:06 +0200
> Kurt Jaeger <pi_at_freebsd.org> wrote:
> 
> > Hi!
> >   
> > > Does this mean, re-installing the bootcode isn't necessary anymore
> > > - or has the warning been removed by accident/as a side effect of
> > > merging with OpenZFS?    
> > 
> > On the contrary, because of the switch from FreeBSD ZFS to
> > OpenZFS, the bootcodes needs to be updated! It's unfortunate
> > that no message is displayed 8-(
> >   
> 
> That's too bad - maybe it would make sense to mention this in the
> release errata?
> 
> > The problem is, finding out which bootcode needs to go where etc.  
> 
> For the machines in question it was a straightforward legacy layout,
> so that was easy enough (they came back up just fine - *phew*).
> 
> Do you think there is any chance to get the warning back in there?
> Maybe in a more generic way, like:
> 
>   In case you're booting from <poolname>, please make sure to update
>   the bootcode according to your partition layout. See `man zfsboot'
>   for details.
> 
> Fun fact: That man page already exists (I had no idea), but could use
> some love - e.g., add the EFI examples you gave.
> 
> Best
> Michael
> 

PR: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=256024

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Michael Gmelin
Received on Thu May 20 2021 - 08:02:58 UTC

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