[PC-BSD Testing] 9.1-BETA1 now available!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Jul 19 12:33:06 PDT 2012


On 07/19/2012 13:53, Arthur wrote:
>
> Ah, I figured as much. Well, due to the limits of x86 and how it
> handles the 4GB limit, realistically 2-2.6GB is actually available for
> use to the OS while the remainder is for address space. That being
> said, x86 may "see" 4GB installed via BIOS call and satisfy the 4GB
> minimum (on paper)  and proceed with ZFS but ultimately not yield good
> performance because the reality is the OS can't truly use all of the
> 4GB. It's a bit of a paradox. Might it not be better to disable the
> use of ZFS on x86 altogether?
>
> Arthur

Done! Now it'll only suggest ZFS as the default if we are running on the
64 bit image. That should fix some issues like this :)

-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems

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