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Bug#595152: ZFS support

Hi Otavio,

2010/9/5, Otavio Salvador <otavio@ossystems.com.br>:
> I didn't get the reason why you created grub_probe. Why grub-common
> wasn't available in our target?

IIUC grub-common isn't yet installed the first time findfs() is used.

Alternatively, one could just apt-install grub-common and then
use $chroot $ROOT grub-probe directly.  Is this better?  I assumed
redundant apt-install calls are cheap.

> You are copying a file from /boot from d-i environment, it looks
> better if you queue up the package that provides it to be installed in
> target to avoid this.
> Is it possible?

No. /boot/zfs/zpool.cache is dynamically generated. It's some sort of
index of existing ZFS filesystems (think of it like fstab). GRUB itself
doesn't need it, but kFreeBSD does, so GRUB loads it at boot time
and needs to know about it when generating grub.cfg.

Robert Millan

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