[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] Bug#864348: zfs-dkms: Module loading fixable with symlinks for 'zfs-import-scan.service'

Henner Heck henner.heck at web.de
Sun Aug 20 16:45:42 UTC 2017

Package: zfs-dkms
Followup-For: Bug #864348

Dear Maintainer,

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   * What led up to the situation?

I installed zfs-dkms from the stretch-backports repo.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

After installation the zfs modules were not loaded automatically and
the systemd services for zfs were all in a failed state.
'zfs-import-scan.service' is wanted by 'zfs-mount.service' and 'zfs.target',
so i added the appropriate symlinks
ln -v -s "/lib/systemd/system/zfs-import-scan.service" "/etc/systemd/system/zfs-mount.service.wants/zfs-import-scan.service"
ln -v -s "/lib/systemd/system/zfs-import-scan.service" "/etc/systemd/system/zfs.target.wants/zfs-import-scan.service"
and restarted all ZFS services.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

'zpool status' no longer complains about missing ZFS modules.
The ZFS services are in the expected 'active' state,
except for 'zfs-import-cache.service', but that seems ok since there is no zpool cache file.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

I expected ZFS to work immediately after the installation.

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/3 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages zfs-dkms depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.61
ii  dkms                   2.3-2
ii  lsb-release            9.20161125
ii  spl-dkms     

Versions of packages zfs-dkms recommends:
ii  zfs-zed
ii  zfsutils-linux

zfs-dkms suggests no packages.

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