zfs won't automount

Steve Bertrand steve at ibctech.ca
Thu Sep 3 13:31:18 UTC 2009

Steve Bertrand wrote:
> Lisa Besko wrote:
>> I have a system that has a simple zfs raid 0 volume on it and it will
>> now mount when the system boots.  After the system is up I can run
>> /etc/rc.d/zfs start and it's fine.  I don't see any errors in the log
>> file other than the ZFS is experimental in FreeBSD message.  I'm running
>> FreeBSD 7.2 stable.  I have zfs_enable="YES" in the rc.conf file.  Am I
>> missing something?
> My ZFS setups have worked so well for so long, I can't remember what all
> to look for. However, I do remember having to create an entry in my
> /boot/loader.conf ( IIRC, only the first two lines are mandatory, the
> other two are just tweaks ):
> zfs_load="YES"
> vfs.root.mountfrom="zfs:storage"
> vm.kmem_size="1536M"
> vm.kmem_size_max="1536M"

D'oh! After hitting myself with the cluebat, I realized that those
entries are there because I am mounting / from ZFS. I don't think
they'll help in your case. Sorry!

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