Disappearing files in FreeBSD 13.0-R2

David Christensen dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Mon Mar 15 21:12:29 UTC 2021

On 3/15/21 1:28 PM, Waitman Gobble wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 2:12 PM Shamim Shahriar
> <shamim.shahriar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Mar 2021, 15:35 Waitman Gobble, <gobble.wa at gmail.com> wrote
>>> So in summary, for some reason there was a /home directory. and if you
>>> create a pool named "home" it does magic stuff like it knows it's
>>> supposed to be home i guess. If /home is a directory then it acts
>>> crazy. Deleting /home makes it sane again.
>> It is not magic. Any newly created pool, unless otherwise instructed, mounts the initial dataset to /<poolName>
>> So, zpool create xyz creates /xyz and mounts the initial dataset there.
>> Hope that helps.
> I agree, it's not magic. Somehow I messed something up and it is
> fixed. It seemed to be behaving strangely.

I'm glad it worked out.  :-)

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