FreeBSD current: ZFS root mounted readonly at boot

Michael Schuster michaelsprivate at
Wed Dec 2 08:42:54 UTC 2020


On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 8:06 PM Michael Schuster
<michaelsprivate at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a laptop with 12.2 RELEASE (ghostbsd) where I build CURRENT and install it into a separate boot environment (described in the thread "Recipe for compiling and installing CURRENT on 12.x RELEASE in a seperate boot env?" on questions@).
> After initial difficulties, all zfs datasets I want mounted actually are mounted at boot time, but "/" is mounted read-only, which causes a few error messages in the log(s) and, I suspect, the failure of X to start at boot (I can log in on a text console and run startx fine).
> What I don't understand (and to which I haven't found anything helpful nor current despite some effort) is this:
> $ zfs get all $ROOT | grep readonly
> $ROOT readonly              on                                                  temporary
> (changing this property - either when booted from this BE or from a 12.2 BE - doesn't change this behaviour at next boot).
> What can I do to change this? This behaviour is not visible in 12.2

does anybody have a comment/opinion on this? Do I need to supply
anything specific?

Michael Schuster
recursion, n: see 'recursion'

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