zfs clone, nfs and pxeboot

admin at prnet.org admin at prnet.org
Thu Jul 28 10:41:12 UTC 2011


I wanted to experiment a bit with pxeboot. Therefore I created a zfs clone
of a jail filesystem. The clone was shared as via nfs. Pxeboot complained
that it can't load the kernel. The pxeboot ls command gave some correct
and some really messed up filenames. I then deleted the clone and copied
the filesystem (in the same zpool) using zfs send ... | zfs receive ... If
I share this new filesystem via nfs, pxeboot doesn't have the messed up
filename problem and everything works as expected. Is there some known
problems with zfs clones and nfs ?

Just for information, this was tested on FreeBSD 8.2 amd64 (not the
machine were I have problems in the other thread)

Thanks in advance,
David Arendt

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