Archive for November, 2008

ZFS, FMA, hotplug, and Fishworks

In the past, I’ve discussed the evolution of disk FMA. Much has been accomplished in the past year, but there are still several gaps when it comes to ZFS and disk faults. In Solaris today, a fault diagnosed by ZFS (a device failing to open, too many I/O errors, etc) is reported as a pool [...]

Posted on November 20, 2008 at 11:14 pm by eschrock · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Fishworks Storage Configuration

Since our initial product was going to be a NAS appliance, we knew early on that storage configuration would be a critical part of the initial Fishworks experience. Thanks to the power of ZFS storage pools, we have the ability to present a radically simplified interface, where the storage “just works” and the administrator doesn’t [...]

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 11:25 am by eschrock · Permalink · 3 Comments
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So how much work was it?

With any product, there is always some talk from the enthusiasts about how they could do it faster, cheaper, or simpler. Inevitably, there’s a little bit of truth to both sides. Enthusiasts have been doing homebrew NAS for as long as free software has been around, but it takes far more work to put together [...]

Posted on November 11, 2008 at 9:29 am by eschrock · Permalink · 6 Comments
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Fishworks Hardware Topology

It’s hard to believe that this day has finally come. After more than two and a half years, our first Fishworks-based product has been released. You can keep up to date with the latest info at the Fishworks blog. For my first technical post, I’d thought I’d give an introduction to the chassis subsystem at [...]

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 7:05 am by eschrock · Permalink · Comments Closed
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