Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Apr 2008 20:07 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's Ian Murdock gave a presentation about OpenSolaris at LugRadio Live this past weekend. He hopes to expose open source enthusiasts to unique Sun technologies by creating a cohesive distribution that will provide a complete environment that is adequate for day-to-day use. This will involve bringing together the Solaris operating system and a diverse assortment of open source community projects and "adding a package management system to hold all these pieces together," Murdock stated. The final release will take place in May and the distribution will adhere to a six-month release cycle, just like Fedora and Ubuntu."
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RAID SATA support still not there
by moondevil on Wed 16th Apr 2008 07:36 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

I really would like to have Solaris on my laptop but it still doesn't support SATA RAID controllers like the VIA VT6421.

The only way to use them under Solaris is to do a BIOS emulation configuration that my BIOS doesn't support. ;)

So I keep on waiting for the day Solaris supports my controller. All other OS are quite happy with it.

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Paulo

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Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

I dont understand why you want you use your RAID controller? ZFS doesnt require RAID controller. ZFS can also fix problem that hardware raid can not handle. I trust ZFS more than a hardware raid.

ZFS detects errors within a few hours
http://blogs.sun.com/elowe/entry/zfs_saves_the_day_ta

ZFS can guarantee stuff no other can guarantee
http://blogs.sun.com/bonwick/entry/zfs_end_to_end_data

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I guess what Sun says about ZFS is about as reliable as what hardware RAID vendors says about their products.

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Weeman Member since:
2006-03-20

I dont understand why you want you use your RAID controller? ZFS doesnt require RAID controller. ZFS can also fix problem that hardware raid can not handle. I trust ZFS more than a hardware raid.

ZFS fixed my desync 500GB mirror in under 13 seconds. Try that with a traditional RAID-1.

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dizzey Member since:
2005-10-15

but zfs cant keep data with powerloss like a real hw raid. if my fileserver loses power all data in the raidcontroller will containpower and unwritten data can be written during next boot.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It is not that I want to use RAID. I want that Solaris talks to the controller, otherwise it doesn't see my hard-disk.

It complains that it is an unsupported controller, and installation stops.

As I said, I only have this problem with Solaris. ;)

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