I have a shared ZFS partition between OS X and Ubuntu 16.04. However, sometimes, I must stay on OS X and use
xhyve to run Linux guests.
When that happens, I want to mount my shared ZFS partition with my Linux guest. In my case, the Linux guest is a Scientific Linux 7.1 installation.
So how to go about doing this?
We begin by checking first if the
sharenfs property is enabled on OS X:
zfs get sharenfs NAME PROPERTY VALUE SOURCE data sharenfs on local data/aj sharenfs on local
If not, you must run
zfs set sharenfs=on ZPOOL_NAME (where
ZPOOL_NAME is the name of the zpool you'd like to share over NFS, and then
zfs share -a. I had to reboot OS X for changes to apply.
Still in OS X, you'll want to set
/etc/exports to contain an entry like the one below:
# /etc/exports on OS X /Volumes/data/aj -mapall=501 -network 192.168.64.0 -alldirs -mask 255.255.255.0
sudo nfsd restart to apply the changes.
In my example above,
data is the
data/aj is the ZFS file system.
In the guest, you can then mount the NFS-shared ZFS file system with something like below:
sudo mount -o nolock -t nfs 192.168.64.1:/Volumes/data/aj/Developer/src ~/src