Bug 258178 - sysutils/openzfs-kmod package message
Summary: sysutils/openzfs-kmod package message
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Ryan Moeller
URL: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/f...
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-08-31 02:58 UTC by Graham Perrin
Modified: 2021-09-15 20:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (freqlabs)

proposed first-install message for new users (466 bytes, text/plain)
2021-09-02 09:26 UTC, Dave Cottlehuber
dch: maintainer-approval?

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Description Graham Perrin 2021-08-31 02:58:08 UTC
Please consider adding a brief package message to cover key points. 

Maybe something along these lines: 

* end user preparedness to build and install from source, should the need arise

* caution if intending to use the module with a boot pool on FreeBSD 12.⋯

* create, activate then boot a new boot environment before editing 

* edition of /boot/loader.conf i.e. 

Comment 1 Dave Cottlehuber freebsd_committer 2021-09-02 09:26:13 UTC
Created attachment 227605 [details]
proposed first-install message for new users

hi Ryan

this would be a great help. And we should also mention where users should report bugs - in BZ? in the ZoF repo? or upstream in the ZoL repo?

I'm happy to commit this, if that helps.
Comment 2 Graham Perrin 2021-09-02 22:49:47 UTC
Thank you, 

(In reply to Dave Cottlehuber from comment #1)

In lieu of: 

- remove zfs_load=...

– maybe advise a change from YES to NO. 

To have the zfs_load line readily available will be slightly more foolproof, should a person somehow dig himself or herself into a hole.
Comment 3 Graham Perrin 2021-09-02 22:57:30 UTC
FreeBSD 12.⋯

Whilst also thinking about this use case, and possible advice to change YES to NO where /boot/loader.conf includes this:


– I stumbled across (arm64) bug 240478 comment 9:

> After the switch to OpenZFS this line must be added to loader.conf:
> cryptodev_load="YES"
Comment 5 Ryan Moeller freebsd_committer 2021-09-15 20:23:24 UTC
(In reply to Dave Cottlehuber from comment #1)

I didn't mention it in the package messages, but you can simply report it to the openzfs/zfs repo we build the port from directly.