When will ZFS become stable?
sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Tue Jan 8 10:03:08 PST 2008
On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 06:58:47PM +0100, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Ivan Voras wrote:
> > Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> > > Let try to think how we can warn people clearly about proper tunning and
> > > what proper tunning actually means. I think we should advise increasing
> > > KVA_PAGES on i386 and not only vm.kmem_size. We could also warn that
> > > running ZFS on 32bit systems is not generally recommended. Any other
> > > suggestions?
> > I'd suggest we do give all three warnings (KVA_PAGES, kmem_size, i386)
> > at once, preferably both when the ZFS module loads and when a zpool is
> > created. I think it's important that the tree pieces of information be
> > given at the same time so the user doesn't need to hunt solutions
> > after panics.
> How about including the URL of the ZFS tuning guide in the
> warning message:
> It contains all the necessary information for both i386 and
> amd64 machines. It can also easily be updated if necessary
> so people always get the most up-to-date information.
The tuning information belongs in the zfs(8) manual page.
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