Freebsd 8 Release /usr Die After host VMWARE Crash
dak.col at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 14:11:58 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Andrew Snow <andrew at modulus.org> wrote:
> On 08/07/10 23:59, Diego Arias wrote:
>> /dev/ad0s1a on / (ufs, local)
>> - the machine was installed on VirtualBox then migrated to VMWARE with
>> the convert utility from Virtualbox
> Ahh, I think this is the problem. When converting from VBox, it uses an
> ATA disk, instead of VMWare's default of SCSI guest disks.
> This means FreeBSD enables the ATA write cache by default, which VMware
> honors and might be prone to lose data on power outage.
> I suspect you should either set hw.ata.wc=0 in loader.conf, or switch to
> SCSI gues disk type.
> But its still possible there was CPU/RAM problems and you were just lucky
> that the other guest disks didnt get corrupt as they may not have been
> writing to directory metadata at the time of crash.
> - Andrew
Well you are right, i have ATA type devices (ad0). so im going to change to
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