On 4 March 2011 14:11, Dr Josef Karthauser <j...@tao.org.uk> wrote: > Hey there, > > I've been asking these questions to the wrong list! Just found the xen list, > so I'll recap here. > > I want to run amd64 on xen, at a VPS hosting provider. Due to cost > constraints the sweet spot in the cost/memory ratio has given me a provider > who will only support a "ops_pv" kernel. This means that XENHVM on amd64 is > not available to me. > > The VPS provider will be giving me at least 6 gb of ram, and I want to run > ZFS on the instance. This leaves me considering running the i386 kernel and > relying on PAE to get access to the extra memory. I presume that I'll lose > about 1.5-2gb of RAM to ZFS tuning, and hope that means that I'll have > 4gb(-ish) available to userland processes. > > Is this a sensible assumption? Can I rely on this being a stable > configuration, or am I high?! :)
Not sure if it's just me, but you lose a fair few of ZFSs features if you're not running it on actual hardware drives, etc, though I think what you're planning may work it's not a setup I'd like to run myself apart from to experiment with :) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-xen To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-xen-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"