[PC-BSD Testing] ZFS Install comment.

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Wed Aug 20 08:04:59 PDT 2008

Bill Leeper wrote:
> Thanks for the additional info. It is an interesting read. So far  
> without doing any tuning I have had no problems with ZFS. That being  
> said I have to also say that with the weekly release cycle on the  
> Alphas I may not be running long enough to encounter problems. When  
> the 7 release comes out I will decide then whether to stick with ZFS  
> or UFS+journaling. The machine I am testing on has no critical data on  
> it so even if I do run into problems all I have to do is reinstall. I  
> really only use it now because we are testing and I like to try new  
> things.   :-)
> On the next Alpa I may just do one hard drive with UFS and another  
> with ZFS. That way I can compare performance of the two. Anyway,  
> thanks for taking the time to post the additional info.
> On Aug 18, 2008, at 11:56 PM, Edward O'Callaghan wrote:
>> Hi Bill,
>> No problem. I just hope you take my advice !
>> After a short Google with 'ZFS FreeBSD' I found this, which I think is
>> relevant here:
>> http://kerneltrap.org/FreeBSD/ZFS_Stability
>> That would be all,
>> Best Regards,
>> Edward O'Callaghan.

I've gone ahead and implemented a warning popup when the user enables 
ZFS, about recommending 4GB+ of ram, 64 bit processor, etc.

Bill, some of the tuning for ZFS is also being done when you install 
with it, which is why it even works at all :)


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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