Is ZFS ready for prime time?

App Deb appdebgr at
Tue Nov 16 20:32:19 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Wojciech Puchar
<wojtek at> wrote:

> no. ZFS is not usable and will never be usable for anything more than a toy.
> This is a result of that design.

Actually I find the basics of its design pretty simple (cow/txg/zil)
and for that reason I think it is going to become very robust in the
near future, if it isn't already.

What is complex is the various journal and soft-updates code that
traditional file systems use.

But yes it has performance problems in some workloads and needs more
cpu/ram than usual.

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