When will ZFS become stable?

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Sun Jan 6 04:58:24 PST 2008

On 06/01/2008, Peter Schuller <peter.schuller at infidyne.com> wrote:
> > This number is not so large. It seems to be easily crashed by rsync,
> > for example (speaking from my own experience, and also some of my
> > colleagues).
> I can definitely say this is not *generally* true, as I do a lot of
> rsyncing/rdiff-backup:ing and similar stuff (with many files / large files)
> on ZFS without any stability issues. Problems for me have been limited to
> 32bit and the memory exhaustion issue rather than "hard" issues.

It's not generally true since kmem problems with rsync are often hard
to repeat - I have them on one machine, but not on another, similar
machine. This nonrepeatability is also a part of the problem.

> But perhaps that's all you are referring to.

Mostly. I did have a ZFS crash with rsync that wasn't kmem related,
but only once.

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