Monthly Archives: November 2006

What is the status of Solaris SATA support?

Posted by dansketcher on November 18, 2006
solaris / 1 Comment

I’ve been wanting (for ages) to set up a local file server with RAID. Haveing seen the ZFS launch ages ago, I want that more than any other file system (the ability to add volumes on the fly is VERY attractive).

Looking around, I can’t find any updated resource pages that list anything different from what is on:

http://forum.sun.com/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=66613&tstart=150 and http://blogs.sun.com/nachiketa/entry/general_notes_on_sata_support

Is that because there’s been no more work on these generic onboard controllers? It seems that you still have to put them into PATA compatability mode too… The HCL does list some Marvell technologies PCI controllers, but why psay for that when they come onboard?
I just wish that there was some news.

[UPDATE]: I’ve done the work of finding out here: http://www.dansketcher.com/2006/12/09/solaris-sata-chipsets-i-can-run-zsf-with/

New Job, more code, lots of ‘life’ things

Posted by dansketcher on November 16, 2006
rant, software development / No Comments

So it turns out that sometimes when someone calls a job a Project Managment role, they actually mean Sales. The interview is no help, because it’s all agreement and “we want to go that way” stuff. But you walk in the door and it’s something else.

Not fun.

So anyway, I’ve got another job.

And I’m married now. It’s been a busy coupla months!

The good thing is that I am away from phone calls long enough now to actually do some coding, and it”s a nice change. (truth be told, in the final days at the old place I was debugging Mambo just for something different.

On the plus side, I met some nice people at the old place, namely the PPQ girls and boys. If you’re not in Queensland, you’ve got no chance of knowing who they are, and if you are and you want a personalised plate, they’re who you have NO CHOICE but to use ;) But they’re tops.

Anyway, wine in hand, Ruby on Rails open in Editplus, and I’m home.

Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.