ZFS committed to the FreeBSD base.

Darren Reed darrenr at freebsd.org
Thu May 24 10:03:32 UTC 2007


On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 09:37:45PM +0200, Daniel Rock wrote:
> Kris Kennaway schrieb:
> 
> >Not entirely, because solaris also runs on i386 (this is what was
> >confusing me).  I guess the answer is that ZFS has similar issues on
> >Solaris i386 that it did on FreeBSD i386.
> 
> Yes, I can confirm that.
> 
> I'm running 32-bit Solaris 10 with 2GB RAM and occasionally even after only 
> moderate activity on ZFS the machine would hang. ping etc. would still be 
> answered but every filesystem activity would hang.

I've seen this too when using ZFS on 32bit x86 hardware.

It's a filesystem designed with the future in mind rather than the
past, who can blame them for architecting it to work best on 64bit
hardware (not like 64bit amd chips or systems are outrageously $$).

Darren


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