[OpenIndiana-discuss] adding aok=1 and set zfs_recover=1 to live CD's /etc/system as well?

Richard Elling richard.elling at richardelling.com
Wed Sep 12 01:33:48 UTC 2012

On Sep 11, 2012, at 10:46 AM, Ray Arachelian <ray at arachelian.com> wrote:

> On 09/10/2012 09:14 AM, Sašo Kiselkov wrote:
>> I recommend losing some large unused app blobs that nobody needs on a
>> Live CD. I don't know what you've got in there, but I recommend you
>> throw out stuff like image editing software and the like. A Live CD is
>> primarily for installation and rescue, not for regular work.
> While we're at it, can we also add these two lines to the live CD's
> /etc/system if they're not detrimental to installing OI? It's kind of
> annoying to do it from grub when it's needed and I've found them to be
> very useful when recovering, but I added them to the installed OS, and
> now I'm in a situation where I want to recover from a messed up rpool. (
> set zfs:zfs_recover=1
> set aok=1

zfs_recover will help avoid a panic in the case where the pool is b0rked
enough that the import will cause a panic. This should never need to be
set in grub for a liveCD. You can always set it via mdb prior to pool import.

aok is no longer used.
 -- richard

illumos Day & ZFS Day, Oct 1-2, 2012 San Fransisco 
Richard.Elling at RichardElling.com

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