Systems With 'lz4' or 'gzip' Enabled On The Boot Pool (rpool) May Fail To Boot With "only lzjb supported"

(Doc ID 2291689.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 07, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 to 11.3 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 When changing the compression method on a bootable zpool to lz4 or gzip, a subsequent reboot will display an "only lzjb supported" error message before the OS banner, eg:

 

Changes

Enabling 'lz4' or 'gzip' compression on the Operating System boot pool (rpool) on systems running Solaris 11.3 or later.  LZ4 was available in ZFS Version 37 which is available from 11.3 onwards.

Cause

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