Serious zfs slowdown when mixed with another file system
petefrench at ticketswitch.com
Fri Oct 8 10:11:43 UTC 2010
> Ok. But how stable (production ready) the FreeBSD-8-STABLE is? What is your opinion?
I am running 8-STABLE from 27th September on all our ptoduction
machines (from webservers to database servers to the company mail
server) and it is fine. I am going to update again over the next
few days, as there are some ZFS fixes in which I want - and which
may benifit you too - so I will be able to report back next
week as to how a more recent version behaves.
In general though, I have never had problems running STABLE on
prodyction systems over the years. Of course what I do is to test it
on a singlre machine before rolling it out (a leaf in a webfarm
so if it goes down it wont affect the business) but it is usually
fine. keep an eye on -STABLE mailing list though, as that is where
problems arise. I watch that, and also the dailing commits, either here
Just to see whats going into the tree relative to whats being discussed.
It only takes a few minutes a dat to monitor the mailin lists and the
commits, and the result is that we've been running STABLE for a very
long time (close to a decade I suspect) with great success.
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