[zfs-discuss] Re: patching kubuntu causes boot failure

LosingMy ZFS losingmyzfs at gmail.com
Mon May 27 05:10:42 EDT 2013


On Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:16:51 PM UTC-5, Paul Arthur wrote:
>
> On 2013-05-26, LosingMy ZFS 
> <losin... at gmail.com <javascript:>> wrote: 
>
> > Further, if auto config generation doesn't work then running root 
> > from ZFS just *isn't* ready for prime-time (IMHO). I understand 
> > getting in to you grub config to tweak something, but losing entire 
> > system functionality if you don't falls pretty far outside that 
> > realm. (That's experimental territory! I didn't sign on for that!) I 
> > want to spend my time making ZFS do stuff, not spend my time making 
> > ZFS. 
> > 
> > Don't get me wrong, I'm genuinely not meaning to complain. (It is 
> > free, after all!) If root on ZoL is really not ready then someone 
> > needs to just *say it*. 
>
>
> https://github.com/zfsonlinux/pkg-zfs/wiki/HOWTO-install-Ubuntu-to-a-Native-ZFS-Root-Filesystem 
>
>     This is an experimental system configuration. 
>
>     This document was first published in 2010 to demonstrate that 
>     the lzfs implementation made ZoL 0.5 feature complete. Upstream 
>     integration efforts began in 2012, and it will be at least a few 
>     more years before this kind of configuration is even minimally 
>     supported. 
>
> I'm not sure how much plainer it can be. Yes, people are running with 
> a ZFS root successfully; they've accepted that there may be occasional 
> pain from doing so.
>

Wow, I fell for a documentation trap.  Nobody has gotten me with one of 
those in a damn long time!

Thanks, I guess I really *will* be losing my zfs!  Oh well, glad I learned 
it now, the not-as-hard-as-it-could-have-been way.  (Trying to stay 
positive.)

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