Re: ZFS for a desktop computer
On 10 Nov 2008, at 19:57, Joao Barros wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 6:43 PM, John Nielsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On Monday 10 November 2008 09:47:46 am Joao Barros wrote:[color=darkred]
>>> On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 7:17 PM, John Nielsen <email@example.com>
>>>> There are patches available to allow [booting from ZFS]...
>>> Can you point out those patches? Thx[/color]
>> I may have mis-spoken. I believe it is being worked on but I don't
>> any pointers to specific code.
>> What I had in mind was [url]http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSOnRoot[/url], which
>> allows the
>> root partition to be on ZFS but still requires a small UFS /boot.[/color]
> Yes, there is an item in the wiki for zfsboot with a big finger
> pointing at Doug Rabson (cc'd) but I don't know the status of the
> I was using the /boot on small ufs partition method to boot my raidz
> but upgraded my machine and added a 1TB disk to the mix. I'll be
> booting from a usb pen with root on zfs.
> As soon as zfsboot works I'll ditch the usb pen.
> Doug, can you provide some status update on zfsboot? Do you need help
> on something?[/color]
I implemented zfsboot for simple disks and mirrors and also
collections of simple disks and/or mirrors. This work is in pjd's
perforce tree and will end up in current when that tree is ready to
commit. If I manage to find some spare time before then, I hope to add
raidz and raidz2 support to it. The key problem here as in so many
other things is lack of time :(
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