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Re: ZFS on root - almost there
On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 at 21:51, Roy Marples <roy%marples.name@localhost> wrote:
> On 25/02/2020 21:40, Chavdar Ivanov wrote:
> > On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 at 20:14, Roy Marples <roy%marples.name@localhost> wrote:
> >> On 22/02/2020 19:22, Roy Marples wrote:
> >>> https://wiki.netbsd.org/wiki/RootOnZFS/
> >> Updated the wiki and the ramdisk - either the bootloader needs to load the
> >> modules via boot.cfg or the modules need to be built into the kernel.
> > I don't get it - with my present, still 9.99.47 setup, I am able to
> > load modules:
> Because we can label a GPT parition "boot".
> However, that won't work for MBR based systems.
> It's also not very friendly if you have any other OS present who might for
> similar reasons have a parition named boot either.
> >> There's just no easy way to load the modules from the ramdisk without putting
> >> them inside the ramdisk .... and I think too many people would forget to
> >> re-build the ramdisk or put it against the wrong kernel.
> > So is the option of loading them as per the above no longer available?
> No it's not.
> It is however available from the source history if you really want it.
Trouble is, I do - for the moment - the tests on a VirtualBox VM and
I'd like to have the vboxguest module loaded - otherwise X doesn't
work very well in the case of a vm with efi enabled. The module is
built elsewhere and I wonder how I could I add it...
> As a last metric, since reverting back to letting the bootloader load the
> modules, zpool is no longer panicing randomly. Or the randomness just hasn't
> struck yet!
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