My apologies for not closing the loop on this one.  For the archives...

On 02/10/2011 03:11 AM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 01:55:57AM -0500, Bill McGonigle wrote:
>> >  Hi, folks,
>> >
>> >  Has anybody had luck using phy: disks with this version?
>> >
> With*what*  version?:)

This was(is) 2.6.32

>> >  I'm trying to create a new OpenSolaris DomU (nexenta 3.0.4) with two phy: 
>> > devices, and
>> >  instead of the expected behavior I'm seeing two disks show up, one as
>> >  0GB and one as 64510.04GB.
>> >
>> >  file: devices seem to work OK.
>> >
>> >  Disks are declared like:
>> >
>> >      'phy:/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST31500341AS_9VS41HND,xvda,w',
>> >
> Did you try with /dev/sdX ? That shouldn't change the behaviour but you never 
> know..

It turns out this was due to the inability of the 32-bit Solaris kernel 
to handle disks of modern size.  Forcing the 64-bit Solaris kernel 
cleared up the issue.

-Bill

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