Debian Bug report logs - #595021
zfsutils: cannot create zpool with five disks, gives memory error on zpool list

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Package: zfsutils; Maintainer for zfsutils is GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <>; Source for zfsutils is src:zfsutils.

Reported by: sebastian <>

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:00:05 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: confirmed

Found in version zfsutils/8.1-3

Fixed in version zfsutils/8.1-4

Done: Aurelien Jarno <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: sebastian <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: zfsutils: cannot create zpool with five disks, gives memory error on zpool list
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:45:39 +0200
Package: zfsutils
Version: 8.1-3
Severity: normal

When I'm creating a striped array with different sized disks, I can only include all but one of my disks. There's five of them in total, and I can only create a zpool with four or less. The fifth disk could be any of those disks, it's not isolated to a single disk. When trying to create a zpool with five disks, the zpool doesn't show up in "zpool list", instead it returns an error message: "internal error: out of memory". Memory shouldn't be a problem, since I'm running on 64-bit with 4 GB RAM.
All disks are Seagates of varying models:
ad10 250GB
ad12 320GB
ad14 500GB
ad6 300GB
ad8 200GB

The command I'm using is "zpool create tank ad10 ad12 ad14 ad6 ad8" and changing the name makes no difference.
"zpool list" then prints nothing, except for "internal error: out of memory".

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 8.1-1-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages zfsutils depends on:
ii  libbsd0                       0.2.0-1    utility functions from BSD systems
ii  libc0.1                       2.11.2-2   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgeom0                      8.1-5      FreeBSD GEOM library
ii  libnvpair0                    8.1-3      OpenSolaris name-value pair librar
ii  libuutil0                     8.1-3      OpenSolaris userland utility libra
ii  libzfs0                       8.1-3      FreeBSD ZFS library

zfsutils recommends no packages.

zfsutils suggests no packages.

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From: Aurelien Jarno <>
Subject: Bug#595021: fixed in zfsutils 8.1-4
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:02:58 +0000
Source: zfsutils
Source-Version: 8.1-4

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
zfsutils, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/z/zfsutils/libnvpair-dev_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.deb
  to main/z/zfsutils/libnvpair0-udeb_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.udeb
  to main/z/zfsutils/libnvpair0_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.deb
  to main/z/zfsutils/libuutil-dev_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.deb
  to main/z/zfsutils/libuutil0-udeb_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.udeb
  to main/z/zfsutils/libuutil0_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.deb
  to main/z/zfsutils/libzfs-dev_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.deb
  to main/z/zfsutils/libzfs0-udeb_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.udeb
  to main/z/zfsutils/libzfs0_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.deb
  to main/z/zfsutils/zfsutils-udeb_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.udeb
  to main/z/zfsutils/zfsutils_8.1-4.diff.gz
  to main/z/zfsutils/zfsutils_8.1-4.dsc
  to main/z/zfsutils/zfsutils_8.1-4_kfreebsd-i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Aurelien Jarno <> (supplier of updated zfsutils package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 01:41:20 +0200
Source: zfsutils
Binary: libuutil0 libuutil-dev libuutil0-udeb libnvpair0 libnvpair-dev libnvpair0-udeb libzfs0 libzfs-dev libzfs0-udeb zfsutils zfsutils-udeb
Architecture: source kfreebsd-i386
Version: 8.1-4
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Aurelien Jarno <>
Changed-By: Aurelien Jarno <>
 libnvpair-dev - Development files for libnvpair
 libnvpair0 - OpenSolaris name-value pair library
 libnvpair0-udeb - OpenSolaris name-value pair library (udeb)
 libuutil-dev - Development files for libuutil
 libuutil0  - OpenSolaris userland utility library
 libuutil0-udeb - OpenSolaris userland utility library (udeb)
 libzfs-dev - Development files for libzfs
 libzfs0    - FreeBSD ZFS library
 libzfs0-udeb - FreeBSD ZFS library (udeb)
 zfsutils   - command-line tools to manage ZFS filesystems
 zfsutils-udeb - command-line tools to manage ZFS filesystems (udeb)
Closes: 591820 592676 595021
 zfsutils (8.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
   * Create a /boot/zfs/ directory in zfsutils-udeb, so that zpool.cache
     can be created there. Closes: bug#591820.
   * Add 09_xdr_control.diff, 10_zpool_import.diff, 11_endian.diff and
     12_freebsd.diff to improve the port to GNU/kFreeBSD and fix various
     - "zpool list" command with more than 4 devices.  Closes: bug#595021.
     - "zpool import" command not working.  Closes: bug#592676.
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