Should we simply disallow ZFS on FreeBSD/i386?

Igor Mozolevsky igor at
Mon Jan 7 00:20:31 PST 2008

On 07/01/2008, Christian Walther <cptsalek at> wrote:

> I don't think so. My guess is that partitioning/slicing disks is a
> pain for most of the users. How does one tell how big a filesystem
> should be, even or especially on the desktop? I found myself having to
> cope with full filesystems several times.

That could be a good thing (think programs creating lots of files and
not cleaning up after themselves)...

> Using ZFS even on one disk just to get rid of fixed partition/slice
> boundaries is a good thing.

How is that different to creating one / slice of FFS?

Igor :-)

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