Version 6.10.3 of Unraid OS has been released. This operating system allows a server to be set up for tasks such as network attached storage, application server, and virtualization host. It is easy to set up and extremely flexible with regard to the hardware used and the size of the hard drives. Docker is used to add functionality and this apps are validated and maintained by an active community. There is a one-time purchase price that depends on the number of hard drives and SSDs used. Basic costs $59 and allows up to six devices, a Plus license costs $89 for up to twelve devices, and Pro is unlimited for $129. The release notes for this release are listed below.
Unraid OS 6.10.3 Now Available
The primary purpose of this release is to address an issue seen with some HP Microserver Gen8/9 servers (and other platforms) where data corruption could occur if Intel VT-d is enabled. ALL USERS are encouraged to update.
While we have not identified the exact kernel commit that introduced this issue, we have identified a solution that involves changing the default IOMMU operational mode in the Linux kernel from “DMA Translation” to “Pass-through” (equivalent to the “intel_iommu=pt ” kernel option).
At first, we thought the ‘tg3’ network driver was the culprit. However, upon thorough investigation, we think this is coincidental and we have also removed code that “blacklists” the tg3 driver.