upgrade to 10.3R ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Wed Sep 28 15:21:23 UTC 2016

With the looming passage of 9.3R into EOL status (snif), I am looking at 
upgrading this box to 10.3R. Right now I am using raidframe RAIDs for 
some of my filesystems (/usr & /home). With the upgrade & subsequent 
good experience w/ ZFS on 2 other systems, I will probably switch to ZFS 
for this box as well. That brings up a question. There are many online 
URLs with dire warnings about using ZFS & non-ECC RAM causing data 
corruption (this box is a commodity desktop w/ non-ECC RAM), see for 


& others, search for 'ZFS ECC' & you will be inundated. I am in fact 
using ZFS & non-ECC RAM on the other 2 boxen mentioned above, BTW. 2 

1. Are these concerns valid, i.e. founded in fact ?
2. If so, should this be mentioned in the wiki or website somewhere ?

TIA & have a good one.


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
                            -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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