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[Bug 1571241] Re: ZFS initrd script does not import zpool using /dev/disk/by-id device paths
** Also affects: zfs-linux (Ubuntu Yakkety)
Status: Fix Released
** Also affects: zfs-linux (Ubuntu Xenial)
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ZFS initrd script does not import zpool using /dev/disk/by-id device
Status in zfs-linux package in Ubuntu:
Status in zfs-linux source package in Xenial:
Status in zfs-linux source package in Yakkety:
Ubuntu 16.04 includes initrd zfs support, but the provided script does
not allow zpools to be imported using the /dev/disk/by-id paths. As a
result, the pool will be imported using "/dev/sdX" device names, which
is not the preferred way.
Tested and validated solution/proof of concept:
- extract system generated initrd
- edit scripts/zfs file: replace "zpool import -o readonly=on -N" with "zpool import -o readonly=on -d /dev/disk/by-id -N"
- manually generate initrd using the altered script (using cpio)
- replace system generated initrd with altered one
I'd suggest adding a variable to /etc/default/zfs that would be
reflected in the initrd zfs script, but perhaps the ZoL folks are
better suited to give advice on this.
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