[PC-BSD Testing] ZFS Install comment.

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Mon Aug 18 09:43:40 PDT 2008

Thanks for that, Kris. I too have been using ZFS on my 32 bit P4 HT 3  
GH processor. I also have 2 GB of RAM and have not encountered any  
problems I can attribute to running it. I think the way you are  
planning on doing it is the correct way to handle it. Most people just  
trying out PC-BSD will probably leave it at the default anyway. I even  
had to install twice this alpha because I forgot to set it to ZFS the  
first time.

On Aug 18, 2008, at 7:11 AM, Kris Moore wrote:

> Edward O'Callaghan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I don't post much however I do still follow ;) .
>> In regards to people having problems with ZFS.
>> I think the PC-BSD install should do;
>> * Check RAM >=1GB.
>> * check for 64Bit CPU.
>> else 'grey out' the use ZFS option in the Installer with a comment  
>> like;
>> 'RAM too low <1GB Found.'
>> 'CPU is not 64Bit.'
>> Or both of the above.
>> Thanks for your time,
>> Edward O'Callaghan.
>> OpenSolaris developer and Blastwave maintainer.
> Right now I have been able to use ZFS on my older Athlon (32bit)  
> system
> with 2GB of ram just fine.
> Since ZFS is not enabled by default, unless the user chooses "enable
> ZFS" during bootup, I was planning on putting something in the  
> Docs about this, and recommending that the system have at minimum  
> 2GB of
> ram, and preferably a 64bit system. However, I don't want to disable  
> it
> if somebody wants to try it out on a lesser system, since it does seem
> to work OK in some cases.
> -- 
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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