ZFS on AMD64 - any recent crashes?

Ender ender at enderzone.com
Sun Jan 6 14:14:16 PST 2008

Ivan Voras wrote:
> Hi,
> In light of the recent discussion about ZFS stability, does anyone 
> still have kmem_map_too_small panics on AMD64 after tuning it (as 
> presented in http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSTuningGuide)?
> I'm interested in reports like this: 
> http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/freebsd-current/2007/9/21/271557 
> (note that this report is for an untuned system).
I have vm.kmem_size="1073741824"
I used to have vm.kmem_size_max=1073741824 as well but heard it was not 
needed to have both. (it made no change)
I never see my vfs.numvnodes over 60,000 but i have the limit at 400,000 

amd64 freebsd
FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4 #0: Sat Dec 15 06:40:09 EST 2007
    graff at nfsd.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/NFSD
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2218 (2593.52-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x40f12  Stepping = 2
  AMD Features=0xea500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,FFXSR,RDTSCP,LM,3DNow!+,3DNow!>
  AMD Features2=0x1f<LAHF,CMP,SVM,ExtAPIC,CR8>
  Cores per package: 2
usable memory = 8580689920 (8183 MB)
avail memory  = 8257769472 (7875 MB)
ACPI APIC Table: <091107 APIC1523>
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs

All this server does is run nfsd, no apache, no mysql, no rsync, no zfs 
snapshots either.

Jan  1 15:48:09 nfsd kernel: ZFS filesystem version 6
Jan  1 15:48:09 nfsd kernel: ZFS storage pool version 6
Jan  1 15:48:09 nfsd savecore: reboot after panic: kmem_malloc(131072): 
kmem_map too small: 864546816 total allocated

In fact i was going to paste the zpool status here, but typing it in 
caused the server to crash. In short i have 4 drives paired in 2 
mirrors, for a raid 0 + 1 effect, normal SATA drives directly connected 
to zfs.
I have tested this hardware thoroughly without zfs, memory test, make 
buildworld tests, etc so i know it is stable hardware.

I hate to report bad news but i hope this leads to a fix

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