On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Kirk Strauser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have ZFS on my 7.1-PRERELEASE system, and while it does some spiffy things, > in general I'm a bit underwhelmed. > > PROS: > > Adding new filesystems on a whim is really nice.
yes it is. > > It has a lot of really cool other features that I will probably never need. then you don't need ZFS. usually you choose a technology because you need it. if you don't need it then you don't use it. pure simple. > > CONS: > > I have nearly 3GB of wired RAM, but it doesn't seem to be all that fast. > For example, starting an Amanda backup on a UFS2 filesystem would get through > the "estimate" phase almost instantly on a system that had been up for several > days because of cached filesystem data. On ZFS, it still limps along even if > I > just finished the last backup a few minutes earlier. it's all about compromises. uses lots of ram *but* gives you the ability to add new filesystems on the run. and after all it's all about choices. v > > Other than saying "I'm using ZFS", I don't seem to have much to show for it. > > WTF: > > "Raidz and top-level vdevs cannot be removed from a pool." > > > At this point, I'm almost ready to go back to good ol' UFS2, but I'd hate to > give up that easy addition of new filesystems. I *could* have a single 700GB > root FS but that just doesn't seem right. Are there any good, tested GEOM- > based ways of getting that functionality, perhaps along the lines of using > something like gvirstor and growfs as needed? > > - Kirk > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"