Posted on October 2, 2008 at 11:05 pm

ZFS In Action

Well we’ve now had a few months of full production ZFS usage. We’ve had our first drive failure which exposed the oddities of drive failures under ZFS. It does work REALLY hard to cover them up, so much so that it never really quite gave up on the dead drive until I ran zpool offline […]

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Posted on July 25, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Goodbye Areca, Hello LSI

While it’s not clear exactly who-is-causing what, what is clear is the areca driver tries to de-reference a NULL pointer, this is either because the adapter screws up, or the driver screws up somewhere. The result is a Solaris kernel fault, pointing at the arcmsr driver, and apparently an adapter lockup.  It’s not 100% clear […]