[rescue] RPi vs SS20 benchmarks (interesting)

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Tue Dec 29 11:26:58 CST 2015

> On 27 December 2015 at 22:45, Bill Stivers <stiversb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anybody else got any leads on something fun, lightweight, and novel to hack
>> on?

Here are a few URL discussing both Solaris, and Solaris based distro's on ARM. 
The post at the bottom is a copy-n-paste from Erik Trimble on the ZFS mailing 
list dated 19 July 2009, stating that Sun had completed the Solaris port to ARM.








Open mouth, insert foot.

The ARM port is now functional (and available). I would assume (though I can't 
verify) that ZFS support is part of the port.

There are a wide variety of ARM chips, in all sorts of stuff. Given the 
performance characteristics of some of the stuff I've been playing with over the 
last decade (and a pre-look at an ARM-based netbook), I'd have to say that any 
currently-available single-chip ARM-based system isn't going to be good to run 
OpenSolaris/ZFS on.

That said, I can certainly see some really, really good uses for ARM-based 
microcontrollers as the guts of an HBA.   They're likely good enough to do 
something like a tiny computer-on-a-board setup.  Think something like a Sun 
7110-style system shrunk down to a PCI-E controller - you have a simple 
host-based control program, hook a disk (or storage system) to the ARM HBA, and 
you could have a nice little embedded ZFS system.

Either that, or if someone would figure out a way to have multiple-chip ARM 
implementations (where they could spread out the load efficiently).

Erik Trimble
Java System Support
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Phone:  x17195
Santa Clara, CA

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