ZFS: amd64, devd, root file system.
mashtizadeh at gmail.com
Sun May 13 17:57:01 UTC 2007
Well can't we build a boot loader off of there specification document? Also,
we probably need to improve the boot loader I think something to that effect
was in the suggested projects list.
Thanks to everyone who helped make a ZFS root possible. It's not so bad
having a UFS boot file system. I'm switching today :-)
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On 4/9/07, Pawel Jakub Dawidek <pjd at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 04:08:26PM +0100, Joao Barros wrote:
> > I was looking at how Solaris got support for booting off ZFS and the
> > patch to GRUB to support it.
> > Is it feasible for FreeBSD's boot loader? What would be the main
> > issue: technical or licensing?
> I don't know if there are licensing issues, probably yes if we would
> like to add ZFS support to our standard loader.
> The biggest problem I see is lack of motivation on my side. Really. Why
> someone would like to keep kernel on ZFS so much? This would be a huge
> amount of work, I expect, and what we get in turn? On Solaris you can
> only boot from a single-disk pool or from a mirrored pool. Is it really
> worth the effort for us? I much more prefer to spend the time working on
> something more useful than that and keep my small /boot/ file system
> protected by gmirror on UFS - with this approach there are no
> limitations - we can keep our root file system on compressed RAID-Z
> Of course if someone is willing to try working on this, I'm happy to
> Pawel Jakub Dawidek http://www.wheel.pl
> pjd at FreeBSD.org http://www.FreeBSD.org
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