Reworked ZFS support in D-I, testers wanted
2011/7/31 Zach JL <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I think that the user should be given a chance to enter a name for the zpool
> during installation in the same way that when installing Linux, the user has
> a chance to enter the name of a Volume Group for LVM root.
I think you'll be interested in:
partman-zfs (8) unstable; urgency=low
* Redesign ZFS pool management (mostly based on partman-lvm). New
- Support for ZFS pools with multiple physical devices.
- Support for multiple filesystems within a ZFS pool.
- Support for legacy filesystems using ZFS volumes (ZVOL).
- Arbitrary names for ZFS pools, filesystems and ZVOLs.
-- Robert Millan <email@example.com> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:51:47 +0200
which has just been uploaded to unstable.
> The second bit I would like to add, is that it shouldn't be mandatory to use
> partitions at all when using ZFS from the installer. ZFS is perfectly
> capable of using disks without any partitions on them at all, and from
> my understanding of using ZFS in this way, it will actually improve
> performance because you are giving the filesystem access to write cache on
> the disk. See this link for more about that:
I know about the write cache issue, but I'm not sure how can this fit
into partman's workflow. AFAIK partman always wants a partition
label. This might require changes to other parts of D-I.