[OpenIndiana-discuss] ZFS problem hangs machine

Bernd Helber bernd at helber-it-services.com
Sat Oct 8 07:01:20 UTC 2011

Dear Michelle,

i assume you have physical access to the Box.

Are you able to boot the box?

Are you able to check if there are any Core Dumps left ond the Box?

Only to clarify, we're not talkin about a complete Zpool Corruption?
 ZFS hang the system completely, after zpool import on the reboot?

Regarding the message it looks to me that the disk is affected. Are you
able to give us a little bit more Informations regarding the issue?

With kind regards

Am 08.10.11 08:25, schrieb Michelle Knight:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm on 151a x86
> Gigabyte mother board with on board eSATA 3 which works.
> An eSATA Rocket Raid card which has no drivers.
> An external twin hard drive "toaster"
> In order to get around the ROcket Raid card, I connect to one drive using the 
> on board eSATA 3 and to the other using USB.
> The two 2Tb drives are connected in a mirror configuration.
> I started a large copy job to them at about 7pm last night. It got to about 
> 1am and gave this in the messages...
> Oct  8 01:05:54 jaguar scsi: [ID 107833 kern.warning] WARNING: 
> /pci at 0,0/pci1458,5006 at 1a,7/hub at 1/storage at 2/disk at 0,0 (sd12):
> Oct  8 01:05:54 jaguar  drive offline
> ...that is the last thing in the messages file before the reboot.
> The terminal on the server had frozen. There was still one terminal session 
> open from another PC, but on attempting a ZFS STATUS, the process hung and 
> wouldn't return. 
> I couldn't get another terminal connection.
> On the face of it, this ZFS failure critically crippled the machine.
> I'm not sure whether I had problems doing a ZFS copy to drives in this manner 
> before, one on USB and one on eSATA3 ... but if I did have problems I must 
> have got arund it because the last backup resulted in a set of disks that I 
> took off site.
> Anyone have any ideas please?
> Many thanks,
> Michelle Knight
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with kind regards

 Bernd Helber

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