> From: zfs-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org [mailto:zfs-discuss-
> boun...@opensolaris.org] On Behalf Of Anonymous
> Hi. I have a spare off the shelf consumer PC and was thinking about loading
> Solaris on it for a development box since I use Studio @work and like it
> better than gcc. I was thinking maybe it isn't so smart to use ZFS since it
> has only one drive. If ZFS detects something bad it might kernel panic and
> lose the whole system right? I realize UFS /might/ be ignorant of any
> corruption but it might be more usable and go happily on it's way without
> noticing? Except then I have to size all the partitions and lose out on
> compression etc. Any suggestions thankfully received.

Suppose you start getting checksum errors.  Then you *do* want to notice.  Even 
if your system does crash, at least you now have an opportunity to recognize 
there is a problem, and think about your backups, rather than allowing the 
corruption to proliferate.

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