slow ZFS on FreeBSD 8.1
dan at langille.org
Thu Dec 30 00:56:49 UTC 2010
On 12/29/2010 12:47 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 29/12/2010 08:57, Freek van Hemert wrote:
>> The hacks sounds good until 8.2 is released however, regarding this upgrade,
>> is the on-disk format the same? Can I just add the pool to a new install (of
>> 8.2-RC) and expect higher performance? Or do I need to recreate the pool
>> with the newer versions of the utilities?
> No -- the on-disk format is different. ZFS will run fine with the older
> on-disk formats, but you won't get the full benefits without updating
> them. You'll need to run both 'zpool update -a' and 'zfs update -a' --
> this is a non-reversible step, so be certain you will never need to
> downgrade before doing it. Also, you *will* need to update gptzfsboot
> on your drives, or you will come to a sticky end if you try and reboot.
> Something like this:
> # gpart bootcode -b /boot/pmbr -p /boot/gptzfsboot -i 1 ad0
This part applies only if you're booting from ZFS drives?
Dan Langille - http://langille.org/
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