Removing all ZFS support from boot process
M.S.Powell at salford.ac.uk
Thu Feb 10 15:40:12 UTC 2011
FreeBSD 8.1 r218475.
I have a raidz2 with 6x2TB devices; 3x2tb HDD and 3 stripes of 2x1TB
I have ufs / on USB flash.
After boot0 starts and the USB boots it displays Drive C: is disk0 etc.
for each drive. Then I can hear all the drives making noises. Sounds like
the devices are being tasted, with the spinning char. This goes on for
sometime. Often the machine hangs solid and I have to reset. It can take 3
or 4 attempts before the OS boots. I can tell it's hung by pressing the
caps lock key. If the capslock light doesn't work I hit reset and cross my
It's been like this for as long as I can remember (i.e. many different
How can I fix this?
I thought it might be a BIOS fault and not FBSD, so I was considering a
new motherboard. However, if I have ufs / can't I stop all this
tasting/zfs nonsense at boot and let the kernel do it all later and
therefore not susceptible to any possible BIOS faults?
I tried to rebuild with:
in make.conf, but it seems to make no difference.
Mark Powell - UNIX System Administrator - The University of Salford
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