Oracle Solaris 11.4

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  1. m4r1k

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    That’s Oracle’s strategy. The same happened on 11.2 to 11.3
     
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    to be fair, even with paid support their upgrades always kinda sucked
     
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    I was able to update from 11.2 to 11.3 using "pkg update" without problems, didn't need to do re-install.
     
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    Pass through of an LSI 2308 with ESXI 6.7U1 and 11.4 doesn't seem to work. System just freezes
    Tried copying the mpt files from omnios 15028 and get a bunch of 'invalid kernel relocation type' messages and the driver does not load.
    Any suggestions or am I out of luck with this controller?
    If I am out of luck, can someone recommend one that would work?

    Snapshot of the freeze by using the “-m verbose -v” after $kern on file /rpool/boot/grub/grub.cfg
     

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    This has been an issue before with possibly *some* LSI 9207 cardsESXI 6U1 passthrough with Solaris 11.3

    I bought the IBM 1015 and cross flashed it to the LSI 92111 and all is fine. The card had worked for months in OmniOS

    Everything is working better than expected. One thing I'd like to know is how I can get rid of the picket fence when writing. I tried adding write cache, but it still happens. I understand that it's a flush from memory, but I have over 550MB/s bandwidth and I am only writing at gigabit speeds

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  9. gea

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    This is the effect of the writecache flush in Solaris every 5s.
    Solaris collects all (small) writes in RAM for 5s and writes it then as a single large sequential write to pool. This is why performance goes to upper limit (write to RAM) and zero duting a flush to pool.

    Open-ZFS (OmniOS) behaves different. There the cache is size determined, ex 4GB/ 10% of RAM. A flush to disk is initiated there when the cache is full not after a given time.

    The result is that on short write peaks Solaris ZFS is much faster (ok, Solaris is mostly faster) while Open-ZFS has a more even write behaviour on a steady write load without reaching the upper limit but without the drops. The effective performance is the area covered by the graph over say your 60s.
     
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