Why avoid ZFS on x86? -----Original Message----- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Kirk Strauser Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:39 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: FreeBSD & Software RAID
On Monday 25 May 2009 08:57:48 am Howard Jones wrote: > I'm was half-considering switching to ZFS, but the most positive thing I > could find written about that (as implemented on FreeBSD) is that it > "doesn't crash that much", so perhaps not. That was from a while ago > though. Wojciech hates it for some reason, but I wouldn't let that deter you. I'm using ZFS on several production machines now and it's been beautifully solid the whole time. It has several huge advantages over UFS: - Filesystem sizes are dynamic. They all grow and shrink inside the same pool, so you don't have to worry about making one too large or too small. - You can sort of think of a ZFS filesystem as a directory with a set of configurable, inheritable attributes. Set your /usr/ports to use compression, and tell /home to keep two copies of everything for safety's sake. - Snapshots aren't painful. It's been 100% reliable on every amd64 machine I've put it on (but avoid it on x86!). 7-STABLE hasn't required any tuning since February or so. UFS and gstripe/gmirror/graid* are good, but ZFS has spoiled me and I won't be going back. -- Kirk Strauser _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" <font size="1"> <div style='border:none;border-bottom:double windowtext 2.25pt;padding:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in'> </div> "This email is intended to be reviewed by only the intended recipient and may contain information that is privileged and/or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, use, dissemination, disclosure or copying of this email and its attachments, if any, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by return email and delete this email from your system." </font> _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"