The purpose of this project is to build a convenient framework for managing ZFS boot environments in FreeBSD. Currently, boot environments are managed manually, or with scripts such as beadm. The approach that this project will take is to first create a boot environment library to offer simplified boot environment interaction to userspace applications (for example, TrueOS' SysAdm perhaps), and then write an application that provides users with a command that retains all of the features of beadm, with added functionality. Among the new features are: the ability to recursively create boot environments containing child datasets, the ability to activate an environment for the next boot only, and the ability to attach/detach a boot environment to a jail.



Kyle Kneitinger


  • Allan Jude