[geeks] Solaris 10 / OpenSolaris bits to be in next version of OSX
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Aug 10 10:06:00 CDT 2006
Wed, 09 Aug 2006 @ 19:31 -0500, Bill Bradford said:
> On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 07:58:24PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > I think what they're saying is that their RAID-Z can automatically
> > detect, and transparently handle, read errors on the media that do not
> > actually involve complete hardware failure. In short, anyone's RAID can
> > handle a failed disk, but ZFS can handle it when the disk is just
> > starting to go bad and is dropping bits, and identify exactly which disk
> > block it was that returned bad data even if the disk's ECC didn't catch
> > or flag it.
> There was a weblog post a week or two ago about one of the guys at Sun
> who had a bad disk and didn't notice - because RAID-Z / ZFS kept the
> data intact... I'll see if I can dig it up.
Better yet, dig up some reason why this is a good thing.
Personally, I think this is a very dangerous idea.
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