Swapping on ZFS - stability issue

Peter Schuller peter.schuller at infidyne.com
Sat Sep 8 14:51:04 PDT 2007

> Try one of this (depends wheter you need encrypted swap or not):
> 1. create zvol with 4k blocksize instead of default 8k:
>      zfs create -b 4k -V 4g tank/swap
>      swapon /dev/zvol/tank/swap

Using a 4k blocksize did not seem to have an effect on the problem.

The test I am doing is with top in one virtual console and the test
program on another. I keep refreshing top seeing memory use climb,
until it starts hitting swap. After a few seconds, top hangs and the
only indications of life are ping and the console.

/ Peter Schuller

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