[rescue] RPi vs SS20 benchmarks (interesting)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Dec 30 00:03:48 CST 2015

On 12/30/2015 12:58 AM, Jerry Kemp wrote:
>>> It matters when it comes to having support built into the mainline
>>> kernel and bootloader, instead of having a "Well, it works with
>>> *relatively* recent kernels, honest" disclaimer and not being able to
>>> boot from ZFS.
>>    Ahh, booting from ZFS is a different matter entirely.  There are even
>> restrictions on that in Solaris!
> Can you go into more depth on your comments on ZFS booting
> restrictions.  I know Solaris 10u8 thru 10u11 can boot off of a
> stand-alone or SAN disk with an rpool, and also a mirrored rpool.

  One can boot from an rpool if it's a mirror, but not if it's a
raidz<n> pool.

> But pretty much of that all went away with Solaris 11, allowing for
> booting thru ZFS under various RAID types.

  Ahh ok, I speak only of Solaris 10.  I know little of Solaris 11; is
it "out there" and runnable on SPARC systems?

> Or, are you referring to ZFS booting on something other than Solaris?

  Nope, just Solaris, but the restriction may be gone in more recent


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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