lsof and ZFS

Larry Rosenman ler at
Mon Jan 7 07:31:16 PST 2008

On Sat, 5 Jan 2008, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:

> On Sat, 5 Jan 2008, Wesley Shields wrote:
> WS> > > can anyone sched me a light when lsof start supporting ZFS under FreeBSD? I
> WS> > > tried to quick hack configure, but did not have much success...
> WS> > >
> WS> > I actually talked to the author the other day on a different matter, and
> WS> > he mentioned that he is planning to add ZFS support.  Unfortunatly, the
> WS> > FreeBSD -CURRENT machine he used,, is down right now,
> WS> > so we're working on finding another machine he can access.  So
> WS> > hopefully, real soon now(tm).
> WS>
> WS> I have a machine which fits that description I would be glad to give him
> WS> access to.
> WS>
> WS> There is actually a PR for this (119041).  The maintainer wishes to hold
> WS> off on adding a custom patch to the port in favor of the next upcoming
> WS> version which should support ZFS.
> I see, thanks.
> The only additional thing I would like to bring attention at is the fact that
> ZFS can be used as root, requiring to additionally patch lsof like FreeSBIE
> people did for cd9660 root.
I believe Vic Abell (the author) is aware of this, although my machines (that
he is using for the dev, on RELENG_7), are NOT rooted on ZFS, although 
everything else, except swap, is on ZFS.

I'll CC Vic on this reply as well.

Larry Rosenman
sysutils/lsof maintainer

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