Tag Archives: FreeBSD

FreeBSD and OpenZFS Enable Scientific Discovery: How Long Do Seagate Hard Disks Live?

Ok, I don’t usually post little “yay for me” articles ’round here, but I’ve been buried in work to the point of not being able to post much at all so at the risk of taking a solid step in … Continue reading

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OpenZFS and ECC RAM

I keep coming across this tired old ghost story, and so even though there is another, better, more in-depth look at the problem out there, I just wanted to reiterate for anyone who happens to Google it: “There’s nothing special … Continue reading

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Index of Literature: The ZFS Intent Log (ZIL), Adjustable Replacement Cache (ARC), and L2ARC

Here are the best sources, in order of superiority of quality and information, which I found on the Interwebs in my studies of this subject matter: The ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) Setting Up Separate ZFS Log Devices (Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration … Continue reading

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OpenZFS Moments: My First Bit Flip?

I checked my weekly scrub report and found, lo and behold, one of my disks experienced an unrecoverable error!  The message is nicely presented with a very professional and informative descriptive page:   pool: tank  state: ONLINE status: One or … Continue reading

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The Electric Mountain: The Engineering Walden Project Technical Reference Model

  Schematic Overview This is best opened in a companion window to be referenced while reading the following information. Summary of the Engineering Walden Project Basically, the goal here is to provide a platform on which I can build any … Continue reading

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The Midnight Oil: Jailing CentOS 6 in FreeBSD 10.2 Edition

Introduction CentOS 6!  In a jail on the FreeBSD 10.2 kernel!  THAT’S EFFING AWESOME. Inspired by the recent release of FreeBSD 10.2 and the accompanying announcement that the Application Binary Interface Linux compatibility version has been upgraded to 2.6.18, I … Continue reading

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Error Handling: Upgrading PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE-p27 to 10.2-RELEASE

Error Description: So, I made use of the PC-BSD Update Manager in an attempt to upgrade my PC-BSD system (running nicely on a Dell Latitude E6420) from 10.1-RELEASE-p27 to 10.2-RELEASE.  After completing 949/950 operations, the Update Manager reported the following … Continue reading

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