Bug 215067 - [zfs] g_dev_taste: make_dev_p() failed on importing pool with snapshots with long names
Summary: [zfs] g_dev_taste: make_dev_p() failed on importing pool with snapshots with ...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: 10.3-RELEASE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-fs (Nobody)
: 251578 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-12-05 09:20 UTC by rainer
Modified: 2020-12-04 20:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description rainer 2016-12-05 09:20:02 UTC

we send snapshots from a host with (old) SmartOS to a FreeBSD 10.1.

hw.machine: amd64
hw.model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz
hw.ncpu: 12
hw.byteorder: 1234
hw.physmem: 68558307328
hw.usermem: 15738359808
hw.pagesize: 4096
hw.floatingpoint: 1
hw.machine_arch: amd64
hw.realmem: 70866960384

This server was never really rebooted after it went into production, so upon reboot (bringing it to 10.1-RELEASE-p41, to update it to 10.3-RELEASE afterwards), it was discovered that it couldn't import its zpool anymore.

Lots and lots of
g_dev_taste: make_dev_p() failed (gp->name=zvol/storage/backup/ahostnamehere/some-guid-disk1@zfs-auto-snap:daily-2016-11-22-00:00, error=63)

It seems there is a 63 character limit in place here (judging from various post in mailing-lists).

I booted with the 11.0 install CD and tried to mount the zpool with that (LiveCD mode) - it showed the same error messages.

I'm updating it to 10.3 at the moment, for the sake of having it on a supported release.

Is there any fix for this?
We're not really in a position to rename the snapshots on the source-system.
Comment 1 Bryan Drewery freebsd_committer 2020-12-04 20:39:38 UTC
This is harmless log spam. Unless you really need to be accessing zvol snapshots so conveniently. Just
clone the zvol snapshot instead and it will work fine.

OpenZFS in FreeBSD 13 has a snapdev property that should avoid this.

       Controls whether the volume snapshot devices under /dev/zvol/<pool> are hidden or visible. The default value is hidden.

       Controls whether the .zfs directory is hidden or visible in the root of the file system as discussed in the Snapshots section of zfsconcepts(8).  The default value is hidden.
Comment 2 Bryan Drewery freebsd_committer 2020-12-04 20:40:04 UTC
*** Bug 251578 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***