Dmitry Morozovsky marck at
Thu May 21 20:45:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, 19 May 2009, Randy Bush wrote:

RB> as punishment, here is yet another email
RB> so i have it all partitioned using fixit/dist.
RB>   ad4p1 64k freebsd-boot
RB>   ad4p2	64g freebsd-zfs (to use as zfs mirror)
RB>   ad4p3 64g freebsd-swap
RB>   ad4p4 2tb freebsd-zfs (to use as raidz2)
RB> same for ad5.  ad6 and ad7 have only p1 to join the raidz2.
RB> but i can not build the boot zfs mirror because i can not follow the
RB> destructions at
RB>     etc
RB> because fixit/dist is a world where i can not mount the zfs pool because
RB> / is read-only md0.  so i can not set up the bootable zfs mirror system.

this can be avoided by mounting small md to local /boot/zfs and then copying 
zpool.cache to the original place. Or, you can even null-mount the "future" 
/boot/zfs to /dist/boot/zfs to have this automagically done.

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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