[arch-general] Update to 4.15.8 on dual quad-core box locked on ( 3/16) Install DKMS modules, need help resurecting

John Ramsden ramsdenj at riseup.net
Tue Mar 13 04:30:05 UTC 2018

Actually, you can easily create an arch ISO with ZFS embedded into it. It's what I do, and it takes about five minutes to create.


  John Ramsden

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018, at 8:33 PM, Eli Schwartz via arch-general wrote:
> On 03/12/2018 11:07 PM, John Ramsden via arch-general wrote:
> > For anyone not happy with dkms, the archzfs repo [1] offers great
> > support for ZFS in binary form,  and I've been using it for a few
> > years now with no problems.
> The most important part of using zfs is installing it. Especially
> considering the reason zfs was mentioned in this thread was as a
> proposal that someone might want to consider installing it, the ability
> to actually do so would be nice.
> You cannot install an Arch Linux system on zfs, without the zfs kernel
> drivers compiled for your running kernel.
> You cannot build those kernel modules on the Arch installation media,
> without doing a full system upgrade and installing the compiler
> toolchain, while holding back the kernel itself and hunting for the
> kernel headers matching the kernel from the ISO, then getting the zfs
> sources and building that too.
> On a ramdisk overlay filesystem.
> Now, in theory the archzfs repo provides some archiso packages for
> exactly this use case. Except no they don't, because their archiso
> packages have not been updated since October...
> This is less than entirely impressive. They have rebuilt everything
> else, why not this?
> -- 
> Eli Schwartz
> Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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