If you're dedicating the disk to a single task (data, SLOG, L2ARC) then absolutely. If you're splitting tasks and wanting to make a drive do two things, like SLOG and L2ARC, then you have to do this.
Some of the confusion here is between what is a traditional FDISK partition (p1, p2, p3, p4, etc.) and what is a Solaris slice (s0 - s9), which lives inside a FDISK partition on x86. -Phil On Jan 4, 2013, at 12:57 PM, Robert Milkowski wrote: > >> Personally, I'd recommend putting a standard Solaris fdisk >> partition on the drive and creating the two slices under that. > > Why? In most cases giving zfs an entire disk is the best option. > I wouldn't bother with any manual partitioning. > > -- > Robert Milkowski > http://milek.blogspot.com > > _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss