|Subject:||Re: kern/166566: [zfs] zfs split renders 2 disk (MBR based) mirror unbootable|
|From:||George Hartzell (hart...@alerce.com)|
|Date:||Apr 2, 2012 8:59:44 am|
The following reply was made to PR kern/166566; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: George Hartzell <hart...@alerce.com> To: Andriy Gapon <av...@FreeBSD.org> Cc: bug-...@FreeBSD.org, hart...@alerce.com Subject: Re: kern/166566: [zfs] zfs split renders 2 disk (MBR based) mirror unbootable Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:47:53 -0700
Thanks for following up on this.
Andriy Gapon writes: > > A few things missing from your port: > > 1. "Doesn't boot" is quite a poor description in comparison with > other details that you provided. You should give more detailed > information of the boot failure.
As the kernel is loading it fails to mount the root partition and presents one with the minimal mountroot dialog. Attempting to boot from zfs:zroot or zfs:zsplitroot fails. I remember that a question mark lists various other devices but don't remember the particulars.
> 2. gpart information for ada3
Identical to ada1. Both disks have an MBR with one slice, which has a BSD label with two partitions, a (926GB, type freebsd-zfs) and b (5.5GB, type freebsd-swap).
(delicious)[8:45am]~>>gpart show ada1 => 63 1953525105 ada1 MBR (931G) 63 1953525105 1 freebsd [active] (931G)
(delicious)[8:45am]~>>gpart show ada1s1 => 0 1953525105 ada1s1 BSD (931G) 0 1941962752 1 freebsd-zfs (926G) 1941962752 11562353 2 freebsd-swap (5.5G)
(delicious)[8:46am]~>>gpart show ada3 => 63 1953525105 ada3 MBR (931G) 63 1953525105 1 freebsd [active] (931G)
(delicious)[8:46am]~>>gpart show ada3s1 => 0 1953525105 ada3s1 BSD (931G) 0 1941962752 1 freebsd-zfs (926G) 1941962752 11562353 2 freebsd-swap (5.5G)
Both have boot bits set up like this:
gpart bootcode -b /boot/boot0 adaX dd if=/boot/zfsboot of=/dev/adaXs1 count=1 dd if=/boot/zfsboot of=/dev/adaXs1a skip=1 seek=1024
> 3. You don't say which disk ended up as zroot and as zsplitroot > after the split.
zpool status showed only
and zpool import showed
> 4. You don't say which disk is configured as a boot disk in BIOS.
This is a mac pro (tower), so BIOS is kind of a slippery concept. I leave the 'startup disk' set to the (other) OS X disks. On power up I hold down the option key and am presented with a dialog from which I can select any of the bootable devices in the box.
When things are working correctly I can boot from either of the disks in the ZFS mirror and things go well. Now that I've upgraded I can even pull one of the disks before powering up and boot from the other (older zfs bootstrapping stuff used to have a problem with broken mirrors).
After the zfs split I am unable to boot from either disk.
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