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3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 9:42 PM by user10082987 RSS

ZFS pool suspended

973537 Newbie
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We have an issue with Solaris 11.0 (SRU10.5). It is installed on a super micro system, with DDR write cache, SSD read cache and SAS disks. Every now and then these boxes end up in a "ZFS pool suspended" state, the OS still responds. As a consequence we need to reboot the box. Not yet able to capture a core dump or to reproduce the conditions/error. Upgrade to 11.1 not possible, due to some other bugs. Call logged at Oracle support.

Does someone recognise this type of problem? And maybe some workarounds?


Edited by: 970534 on Nov 9, 2012 8:25 AM
  • 1. Re: ZFS pool suspended
    cindys Pro
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    This sounds like a very serious problem.

    Is it the root pool that suspends across all of the systems?

    I would check all the usual diagnostic data as described below.

    Let me know if any of this reveals a common thread.

    Thanks, Cindy

    1. Review general system log messages:

    # more /var/adm/messages

    2. Review FMA fault logs:

    # fmadm faulty

    3. Review accumulating FMA fault info:

    # fmdump

    4. Review accumulating FMA error log:

    # fmdump -eV | more

    5. Check disk errors:

    # iostat -en
    # iostat -En
  • 2. Re: ZFS pool suspended
    973537 Newbie
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    Thanks for your reply. We did all the suggestions you made in your reply. However, still stuck. We are trying to find a way to mimic the issues and cause the problem so we do a crash dump. So far no luck. Suggestions still welcome.

  • 3. Re: ZFS pool suspended
    user10082987 Newbie
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    is this on the root pool or another and what's the failmode set to of the relevant pool(s)?

    we had something similar on a non-root pool due to a dodgy fibre cable...


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