Tag Archives: OpenSolaris

Why large USB SATA drives suck!

For the second time in the last 6 months I’ve got forensic evidence that not only does silent data corruption happen in real life, but also that “green” drives, hidden inside external USB enclosures, seem to be at higher risk than native attached SATA. I’ve seen this with two different enclosures, with different SATA drives,… Read More »

Will Oracle kill off SPARC?

Oracle’s been busy re-shaping their world, and the world of their acquired business units. Phillip Jaenke (@RootWyrm on Twitter) has a lot of opinions, this time around he’s pieced together some compelling evidence that argues that Oracle doesn’t intend on continuing development (or development that matters, anyhow) on the SPARC platform. http://rootwyrm.us.to/2010/10/sparc-the-future-that-wasnt-and-isnt/ What bothers me… Read More »

Adding AFP support to Nexenta Core 3.0

Due to the recent abandonment of OpenSolaris by Oracle, I moved my ZFS pools to a Nexenta Core 3.0 installation. In the process, I had lost the netatalk (AFP support) that I had hacked into my OpenSolaris installation.  That AFP support was done using the hints at Nathan Fielder’s blog, both for installation of netatalk… Read More »

OpenSolaris is dead… what now?

OpenSolaris is dead. Well, it’s not dead, but as good-as-dead.  As announced, er, leaked in mid-August, Oracle will no longer be using the OpenSolaris community as a way to build and strengthen the core Solaris bits with help from the outside community. Rather it is taking OpenSolaris internal, and only releasing Solaris 11 binaries (as Solaris… Read More »