Using ZFS with LinuxKit and Moby.

After raising an issue with compiling ZFS; the awesome LinuxKit community have designed this into their kernel build process. Here’s a howto on building a simple (SSH) LinuxKit ISO, which has the ZFS drivers loaded. Before we start, if you’re not familiar with LinuxKit or why you’d want to build a LinuxKit OS image, this […]

ZFS on Linux resilver & scrub performance tuning

Improving Scrub and Resilver performance with ZFS on Linux. I’ve been a longtime user of ZFS, since the internal Sun beta’s of Solaris Nevada (OpenSolaris). However, for over a year i’ve been running a single box at home to provide file storage (ZFS) and VM’s and as I work with Linux day to day, chose […]

OpenSolaris / Solaris Express to Solaris 11 boot Issues

I have had a trusty Solaris box at home now for 5-6 years running a few things; – ZFS for my files, sharing out through SMB for media, iSCSI for playing with Netbooting and VMware shared storage. – Xen (More recently) running on a Solaris Dom0 hosting a number of Centos5 DomU’s for other linux […]