There is a long time that I didnâ€™t post hereâ€¦. Hopefully Volker is very active on the FreeNAS code and on this blog 🙂
Iâ€™m preparing my travel to
I will present this paper about FreeNAS: I hope that my spoken English will be understandable 🙂
About FreeNAS actual work: Iâ€™ve replaced geom_raid5 module by a new release.I found a little bug that crash the system when trying to remove inexistent disk to an inexistent raid5 volume (for example â€œgraid5 remove nonexistentvolume ad12â€ crash FreeNAS ).
Arne fix this bug in few minutes, and it will be include in the next release.
There is a high performance geom_raid5 module (TNG) too, but I will wait more test about his module before to replace the actual by FreeNAS.
Iâ€™ve meet a big temporary limitation by choosing to use GPT for formatting drive: The actual version of the FreeBSD gpt tools doesnâ€™t permit to increase the size of a GPT partition.
Then I canâ€™t use the cool features of geom_raid5: Adding a disk to an existing geom_raid5 volume , or replacing each disk one-by-one by bigger disk. All this step works great when working directly on the graid5 volume (â€œ/dev/raid5/bigdriveâ€ for example) because it doesnâ€™t use partition, and need only a â€˜growfsâ€™. But if you create a MBR partition on it (â€œ/dev/raid5/bigdrives1â€ for example), you need to modify the partition size before to use growfs.
Hoppefully, Marcel Moolenaar are working on a replacement of the gpt tools that will support GPT partition re-size.
I must now fix some bugs on the actual working release (regarding the mount tools about graid5 volume) and I must create a new method for installing FreeNASâ€¦ And this step is an hard step!