Is ZFS ready for prime time?

Gary Gatten Ggatten at
Tue Nov 16 20:38:15 UTC 2010


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.

All I know is the DOW is down almost 200 pts, so ZFS isn't a real priority for me right now.

Novell v4+ FS was / is the best ever - period!  If only they would make it OSS!


PS: Yes, I'm blowing on the flames...

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of App Deb
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:32 PM
To: Wojciech Puchar
Cc: freebsd-questions at; Modulok
Subject: Re: Is ZFS ready for prime time?

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.

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