[OpenAFS] Solaris 10u6: ZFS cache?

Douglas E. Engert deengert@anl.gov
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 11:29:47 -0600

Derrick Brashear wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
> <allbery@ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> On 2008 Nov 1, at 14:56, Vincent Fox wrote:
>>> Solaris 10 u6 is now out, supporting ZFS root disks.
>>> So is there any way to use a ZFS filesystem for client cache?
>>> I tried Solaris 10 version 1.4.7 both the namei binary and the
>>> inode binary and both panic the system.
>> ZFS can't be used directly, but you can allocate a "legacy" filesystem
>> device from a ZFS pool, newfs it as UFS, and and point the cache at that.
> The same trick used to support "new" linux and macos caches (open by
> path) could be extended to support solaris, also.

We have a few test machines setup with root on ZFS. Do you have a patch
to test or can you talk more about the trick? If so I am willing to give
it a shot.

> shouldn't even be that much work.
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