When will ZFS become stable?
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jan 6 09:08:55 PST 2008
On Sun, 6 Jan 2008, Ivan Voras wrote:
> Robert Watson wrote:
>> I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet in the thread, but another
>> thing worth taking into account in considering the stability of ZFS is
>> whether or not Sun considers it a production feature in Solaris. Last I
>> heard, it was still considered an experimental feature there as well.
> Last I heard, rsync didn't crash Solaris on ZFS :)
My admittedly second-hand understanding is that ZFS shows similarly gratuitous
memory use on both Mac OS X and Solaris. One advantage Solaris has is that it
runs primarily on expensive 64-bit servers with lots of memory. Part of the
problem on FreeBSD is that people run ZFS on sytems with 32-bit CPUs and a lot
less memory. It could be that ZFS should be enforcing higher minimum hardware
requirements to mount (i.e., refusing to run on systems with 32-bit address
spaces or <4gb of memory and inadequate tuning).
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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