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

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Jul 19 13:18:03 PDT 2012


On 07/19/2012 2:33 PM, Kris Moore wrote:
> 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 :)

Awesome! Thanks!

Arthur
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