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com.apple.mimic settings

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:16 pm
by dmz
I'm curious about the com.apple.mimic settings, and what they're supposed to do. I know that there used to be com.apple.mimic_hfs, and it was replaced by com.apple.mimic, which can be hfs, apfs, or off - but is there a the difference between hfs and apfs? And if so, what is it? Regardless of which I choose, Finder reports that the volume is "Mac OS Extended" format...

I ask primarily because I've been having some panics on my new Mac Studio, and I'm fairly sure they're all due to ZFS (since they don't happen when I have no ZFS pools connected), but they often implicate other kernel modules in the backtrace, like smbfs or hfs. So I'm wondering whether the fact that I have some of my filesystems mimicing apfs (I have none mimicing hfs) is potentially to blame.