FreeBSD 9

Devin Teske devin.teske at
Fri Jan 20 00:48:22 UTC 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at] On Behalf Of Devin Teske
> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:33 PM
> To: 'Chad Perrin'; freebsd-questions at
> Cc: Dave Robison
> Subject: RE: FreeBSD 9
> If FreeBSD had decided that there is no need to offer ZFS-on-root and instead
> put their eggs in the SU+J basket, then modifying sysinstall(8) to meet the
> of supporting SU+J would have been trivial at-best as all options would be UFS
> based.

Well, not entirely true. sysinstall(8) would need to be re-worked to support GPT
versus MBR.

Otherwise system is limited to 2TB on root filesystem (lol; as if that were a
limit we were concerned with -- I've not seen a whole lot of setups that
required >2TB for the root filesystem).

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