FreeBSD & Software RAID

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Tue May 26 18:28:46 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 01:15:41PM -0500, Gary Gatten wrote:
> Why avoid ZFS on x86?

That's because ZFS works best with huge amounts of (Kernel-)RAM, and
i386 32-bit doesn't provide enough adressing space.

Btw, I've tried ZFS on two FreeBSD/amd64 test machines with 8GB and
16GB of RAM, and it looks very promising. I wouldn't put it on
production servers yet, but will eventually, once FreeBSD's ZFS
integration matures and stabilizes.


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