[OpenIndiana-discuss] Destroying a zombie pool

Reginald Beardsley pulaskite at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 31 19:56:20 UTC 2014

I hate it when this happens.

After sending this I found a Sun document describing the on disk zfs format.  That gave me the needed clues.

The solution is to wipe the slices reported as corrupted using a "dd if=/dev/zero".


On Mon, 3/31/14, Reginald Beardsley <pulaskite at yahoo.com> wrote:

 Subject: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Destroying a zombie pool
 To: "oi" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>
 Date: Monday, March 31, 2014, 2:19 PM
 From something I did several years
 ago "zpool import" reports a zfs-8000-5e error on my system
 for a 2 slice mirror (c0d0s9 & c1d0s9).  I would
 like to make the message go away.  There is nothing to
 recover and the slices referenced are too small to form a
 new pool and cannot be enlarged.
 I've searched in vain for an explanation of how to make this
 go away or a hint as to where zpool was getting the
 I've tried every zpool subcommand that seems as if it might
 be relevant usually w/ a "pool does not exist" result.
 Does anyone have any insight, hints or suggestions? 
 Where does zfs hide this info?  
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