Page MenuHomeFreeBSD

Teach /etc/rc.d/growfs to handle disks with ZFS

Authored by cperciva on Thu, Feb 7, 1:41 AM.



Currently /etc/rc.d/growfs knows how to expand a disk which has a UFS filesystem on it, but doesn't know how to handle a disk which has ZFS. This should fix that, which will make it possible to have FreeBSD/EC2 ZFS images which DTRT.

Diff Detail

rS FreeBSD src repository
Automatic diff as part of commit; lint not applicable.
Automatic diff as part of commit; unit tests not applicable.

Event Timeline

cperciva created this revision.Thu, Feb 7, 1:41 AM
allanjude accepted this revision.Thu, Feb 7, 5:59 AM
allanjude added a subscriber: allanjude.

There should be a better way to get a list of the disks from the pool with the zpool command, but there currently isn't

zpool list -o name -v $poolname should only have the name column, but it includes the others. It probably should also have a -t leaf or something, to only include the actual disks, not things like 'raidz2' 'mirror' etc.

So this is as good as it is going to be for now, and works for the one disk case just fine, but I do plan to fixup the zpool command.

58 ↗(On Diff #53632)

Few things here.

  1. Use -H on zpool list to remove the headers, and change the field separator to one hard tab, instead of printf human friendly column alignment
  2. tail -n 1 isn't safe here, in the case of a pool with a log or cache device, you'll get that device, not the root vdev. Although there might not be a better way to do it right now
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Thu, Feb 7, 5:59 AM
matthew added a subscriber: matthew.Thu, Feb 7, 8:09 AM
matthew added inline comments.
58 ↗(On Diff #53632)

Doesn't this need to loop over all the disks in the pool rather than just the last one? For instance, my zpool looks like this:

lucid-nonsense:~/src/namedb:% zpool list -v zroot
zroot           456G   255G   201G        -         -    58%    55%  1.00x  ONLINE  -
  mirror        456G   255G   201G        -         -    58%    55%
    gpt/disk1      -      -      -        -         -      -      -
    gpt/disk0      -      -      -        -         -      -      -

So I'd need to do

# zpool online -e zroot gpt/disk0
# zpool online -e zroot gpt/disk1

before the available space in the pool would grow.

What about something like this?:

expandsize=$(zpool get -H expandsize $pool | cut -w -f 3)
case $expandsize in
      zpool set autoexpand=off $pool
      zpool set autoexpand=on $pool

You're right that this doesn't handle multi-disk situations -- but it really isn't intended to, and the script currently doesn't handle those for UFS either. In an ideal world it would probably know how to grow GELI encrypted disks too, for that matter... but my goal right now is simply to provide "feature parity" between ZFS and UFS, i.e., to handle the case of a single unencrypted disk.

After all, this was never intended as a general "resize disks" script -- it's a firstboot script, intended specifically for the case of VMs being launched with different sizes of boot disk.

emaste added a subscriber: emaste.Thu, Feb 7, 2:32 PM

if you have to reupload for a change please include full context next time

54 ↗(On Diff #53632)

this feels to me like it should be a case statement

cperciva updated this revision to Diff 53668.Thu, Feb 7, 7:56 PM

Use case statements to select between filesystem types.

This revision now requires review to proceed.Thu, Feb 7, 7:56 PM

Updated patch, using a case statement instead of if/elif/else.

54 ↗(On Diff #53632)

Thanks, fixed.

This revision was not accepted when it landed; it landed in state Needs Review.Fri, Feb 8, 7:19 PM
This revision was automatically updated to reflect the committed changes.