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  1. Uh, arm is the future for everything. Intel is on its way out. Also, I use this for offsite backup. All of the servers I manage have raid 1 for storage, a second internal disk for backup, and an offsite storage box that grabs the latest snapshot every hour. I've been using a kobol and a HC4 to do this for months now, it works fine.
  2. Frustrating. Any other arm based board that's 64-bit and has an actual SATA controller? I need this to run zfs for a backup system. I suppose ODROID-HC4 works, but the toaster form factor is lame.
  3. I'm working on a new distro which is an ARM port of slackware64-15.0 beta. The cooked image is here: http://mirrors.aptalaska.net/slackware/slarm64/images/helios64/ This image is built using the build scripts at https://gitlab.com/sndwvs/images_build_kit/-/tree/arm/ The high level view is that it's downloading the kernel from git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git (linux-5.12.y) then applying the patches found at https://gitlab.com/sndwvs/images_build_kit/-/tree/arm/patch/kernel/rk3399-next then builds the kernel with config https://gitlab.com/sndwvs/images_build_kit/-/blob/arm/config/kernel/linux-rk3399-next.config This is very similar to armbian, and the system seems to work just fine at first, but I cannot build ZFS without segfaults or other crashes. I figured it was overheating or something so I added echo 255 > /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon3/pwm1 echo 255 > /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon4/pwm1 which turns the fans on full. The system gets very loud and nowhere near the 100C critical threshold, but when one of the fast cores (4-5) runs at 100% for more than a minute the compiler crashes (no reboots). I started lowering the cpu frequency lower and lower until I could get through a build and the fastest I can set the CPU and be stable is 408mhz: cpufreq-set --cpu 0 --freq 408000 cpufreq-set --cpu 4 --freq 408000 I also tried changing the voltage regulator per another post I found: regulator dev vdd_log regulator value 930000 regulator dev vdd_center regulator value 950000 But that didn't help. Any other ideas on how to make this box stable at more than 408mhz? It would be great to have slackware on it and be able to do things with it. Thanks, Matt
  4. Did more testing over the weekend on 5.9.9. I was able to benchmark with FIO on top of a ZFS dataset for hours with the load average hitting 10+ while scrubing the datastore. No issues. Right nowt he uptime is 3 days. I'm actually a little surprised at the performance. It's very decent for what it is. I wonder if the fact that I'm running ZFS and 5.9.9 while others are using mdadm and 5.8 is the difference. I'm not really planning on going backwards on either. If 5.9.9 works then no need to build another kernel, and you would have to pry ZFS out of my cold dead hands. I've spend enough of my life layering encryption/compression on top of partitions on top of volume management on top of partitions on top of disks. ZFS is just better, and having performance penalty free snapshops that I can replicate to other hosts over SSH is the icing on the cake.
  5. 5.9.9 with armbian patches is working well for me so far. I've scrubbed the pool 5-6 times as well as syncoid from my hypervisor every hour for the last two days. I'm mostly just looking for a stable backup system that supports ZFS and it looks like this will work.
  6. I'm been testing my Helios64 as well. I'm running armbian 20.08.21 Focal, but I also downloaded the kernel builder script thingy from github and built linux-image-current-rockchip64-20.11.0-trunk which is a 5.9.9 kernel. Installed that, then built openzfs 2.0.0-rc6. I then proceeded to syncoid 2.15TB of snapshots to it also while doing a scrub and was able to get the load average up to 10+. The machine ran through the night, so I think it might be stable. A few more days testing will validate this. schu
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