[PC-BSD Testing] ZFS Install comment.

Edward O'Callaghan victoredwardocallaghan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 13:25:25 PDT 2008

yea, be careful with that Kris,
I would like to know exactly what tuning that intails ..
Best Regards,

2008/8/21 Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>:
> 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 :)
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