On Feb 28, 2014, at 1:32 AM, Philip Robar <philip.ro...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Bill Winnett <bill.winn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Why is this a zfs issue.
> 
> This is a ZFS issue because ZFS is advertised as being the most resilient 
> file system currently available; however, a community leader in the FreeNAS 
> forums (though, as pointed out by Daniel Becker, one without knowledge of ZFS 
> internals) has argued repeatedly and strongly, and in detail that this 
> robustness is severely compromised by using ZFS without ECC memory. Further 
> he argues that ZFS without ECC memory is more vulnerable than other file 
> systems to data corruption and that this corruption is likely to silently 
> cause complete and unrecoverable pool failure. This in turn, if true, is an 
> issue because ZFS is increasing being used on systems that either are not 
> using or can not use ECC memory.

We might buy this argument if, in fact, no other program had the same 
vulnerabilities. But *all* of them do -- including OSX. So it is disingenuous
to claim this as a ZFS deficiency.
 -- richard

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