ZFS: amd64, devd, root file system.

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Apr 9 02:14:25 UTC 2007

On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 02:09:43PM +1200, Juha Saarinen wrote:
> On 4/9/07, Pawel Jakub Dawidek <pjd at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >3. It is now possible to have root file system on ZFS. You would still
> >   need UFS for your /boot/ file system.
> Stupid question perhaps, but I couldn't find the answer through
> searching... why is it not possible to boot directly from ZFS, only
> from UFS?

The boot blocks need to read the loader from the filesystem, which in
turns needs to load the kernel from the filesystem.  This involves
parsing the filesystem.

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