FreeBSD + ZFS on a production server?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Jul 8 20:36:33 UTC 2008

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> ZFS on FreeBSD is GEOM-ified. While I believe what Wojciech said about
>> needing a full disk is correct under Solaris, it's not the case in
> i never said it requires full disk. but it will work very slow sharing a 
> disk with non-ZFS things.

Well, of course if you are loading your disk with too many seeks it will 
be slow.  This has nothing to do with ZFS.

>>> to say more: zfs set copies could be usable to selectively mirror given
>>> data while not mirroring other (using unprotected storage for ZFS).
>>> but it's broken. it writes N copies under write, but don't remake
>>> copies in case of failure!
> which make it almost unusable. in case of any failure you have to copy 
> and delete every file to make it actually repaired.

Eh?  It happens automatically.


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