I have a server with two pools, one unencrypted (boot-pool) and one encrypted with personal data and services that is brought up manually after the system has booted. Part of the encrypted pool is a Samsung EVO 850 SSD as ZIL and L2ARC. This device is locked/unlocked via "camcontrol security".
This has all worked rather well in my previous 10.1 setup. While booting with the locked device there are a lot of errors when probing the device, but no real issue. Unlocking works perfectly well and the device is immediately available.
Now, after upgrading to 10.3 the kernel hangs on detecting the devices. This was particularly tricky to find out, because on a non-verbose boot you cannot see it / the boot hangs at different points depending on periphals. But, when verbose boot is activated it always hangs on
(which is the SSD)
I have also reproduced this with different motherboards. On one of them selecting "safe boot" actually boots the system with no problems. It is then possible to unlock the SSD and reboot in regular mode because the lock-state survives reboots. → this "proves" that it is the locked state that is causing the problem with 10.3
Just selecting the old kernel from the boot-loader makes the system boot normally, which is what I have set it up to do now, but I don't want to stay with the old kernel too much longer for obvious reasons. I just got lucky, that the old kernel still works with the new userland.
Thank you for your help!
Any news on this? Anything I can do to help?