ZFS panic under extreme circumstances (2/3 disks corrupted)

Kip Macy kmacy at freebsd.org
Mon May 25 17:23:31 UTC 2009

> I'm guessing this is the case in OpenSolaris as well...? In any case, it's
> BAD. Unless you keep checking zpool status over and over, you could have a
> disk "failing silently" - which defeats one of the major purposes of ZFS!
> Sure, auto-healing is nice, but it should tell you that it's happening, so
> that you can prepare to replace a disk (i.e. order a new one BEFORE it
> crasches bigtime).

No, the FMA will persistently track issues like this.


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