ZFS status now in June? / stable enough for a file server?

Bernd Walter ticso at cicely12.cicely.de
Fri Jun 22 20:53:13 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 09:48:55PM +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Quoting Nikolay Pavlov <quetzal at zone3000.net> (Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:42:00 +0300):
> > It is usefull not only on fat servers. I am using it for /usr/local and 
> > /usr/ports on plain Dell Inspirion 1300 with Celeron M and 1GB of RAM.
> > No problems. :)
> You have a fat server...
> CPU: Unknown CPU Type (1503.42-MHz 686-class CPU)
>   Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x681  Stepping = 1
>   AMD Features=0xc0400800<SYSCALL,MMX+,3DNow!+,3DNow!>
> real memory  = 536805376 (511 MB)
> This is an AthlonXP.

Yours is fat as well:
CPU: AMD-K6tm w/ multimedia extensions (167.05-MHz 586-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x561  Stepping = 1
  AMD Features=0x400<<b10>>
real memory  = 167772160 (160 MB)
avail memory = 158793728 (151 MB)

Many things tuned to get ZFS runnning.
But it is used just as backup another bigger ZFS Server with
zfs receive.
I'm not shure if it would survive much file access from userland,
at least it can handle gzip-9 compression - well slow or course...

[55]momax# zpool list
NAME                    SIZE    USED   AVAIL    CAP  HEALTH     ALTROOT
backup                   87G   74.8G   12.2G    85%  ONLINE     -

This very low configurtion makes it even possible to think about one
of the bigger Soekris with 256-512M RAM, although I would suggest to
use 512M for a real use ZFS, but backup with an 4801 seems to be

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