[OpenIndiana-discuss] "OpenIndiana lead Alasdair Lumsden resigns"

Bryan N Iotti ironsides.medvet at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 18:25:42 UTC 2012


I got on board the OI boat seriously back in April. I love it. It has 
pushed me to learn a lot about Solaris as an OS and certain technologies 
(like SAS, SCSI) that probably wouldn't have had a place on the Mac I sold.

I want to work with it and use it in solutions I propose to Vet clinics 
and the like.

I am not a programmer (I do some basic Ruby and shell scripting), so I 
wouldn't really know how to help with code, but I'd like to help with 
the website and wiki.

Can I help, and if so, how do I get started?


On 09/ 5/12 05:21 AM, Jan Owoc wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM, Magnus <magnus at yonderway.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 4, 2012, at 12:47 PM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>>> I expect that this became available in oi_151a_prestable5 (however, oi_151a_prestable6 is out today!).
>> I'm looking at http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/ and it looks like 151a5 is the latest available to the public right now.
> "oi_151a_prestable6 AKA oi_151a6 is a bug and security fix release.
> This is not an ISO release." [1]
> Making an ISO image takes time, so tends to happen every 2-3 releases.
> You need to install prestable5 and then upgrade.
> [1] http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/oi_151a_prestable6+Release+Notes
>> Does this require the end user to do anything special, or should it "just work" when installing OI? Right now some other Illumos distros are not handling these drives well at all yet. My drive is coming up as WDC WD2002FAEX-0 revision 1D05.
> I don't think the drive's model number or revision will change with a
> system update. I don't know whether it detects sector size or simply
> uses ashift=12 always (using 4k data sectors on a 512b drive doesn't
> exactly have downsides). Either way it shouldn't require any manual
> user intervention.
> Some drives "behave" by reporting 4k sectors (not sure about yours
> specifically), and then even OI 151a (what I used) created a pool with
> ashift=12 when needed.
> root at openindiana:~# zdb -C rpool | grep ashift
>                  ashift: 9
> root at openindiana:~# zdb -C tankz2 | grep ashift
>                  ashift: 12
> root at openindiana:~# uname -a
> SunOS openindiana 5.11 oi_151a4 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris
> Jan
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