[PC-BSD Testing] mirror fails in 8.2 too (was Re: Next 64bit Snapshot)

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Apr 1 11:55:07 PDT 2011

On 04/01/2011 12:52, Gour wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:10:32 -0400
> Kris Moore<kris at pcbsd.org>  wrote:
> Hello Kris,
>> I've been testing and fixing gmirror support this week, and have it
>> working with ZFS&  UFS systems layouts now. The basic problem was
>> that swap-partition was still active on the disk when the installer
>> tried to initialized the gmirror, which prevented it from working.
>> The next snapshot is still rolling, and when its done I'll re-test
>> these and release it. (Along with a 32bit snapshot as well)
> Please bear in mind that failing of installer is only half of the
> story. The other half is the problem described in
> http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=22125&highlight=gpt+corrupt
> where launching gmirror after the disk is partitioned, make GPT
> corrupted, so before rolling out new snapshot, please try to fix this
> problem by, probably, swapping those two procedures and doing gmirror
> on raw disk before making partitions if user wants mirror-mode.
> Sincerely,
> Gour

Yea, i see that here. It works with MBR, but GPT has issues. I'm working 
on a fix for it now, but it probably wont make it into the next snapshot.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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