ZFS - whole disk or partition or BSD slice?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 03:30:23 UTC 2013

On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM, james <james at mansionfamily.plus.com> wrote:

> On 28/01/2013 16:10, Paul Kraus wrote:
>>         I have been using ZFS with GPT partitions with no issues. I have
>> NOT compared performance between whole disk and partitioned, which is where
>> the difference in Solaris arises (ZFS makes better use of the physical
>> drive's write cache).
> Well, it is the write cache manipulation and flushing that I'd like to
> have turned on.  Anyone know what the score is with FreeBSD?

It is on.  Whether it's a raw drive or partition, the device is under
control of GEOM.  ZFS talks fine with either.  Just make sure partitions
are 4k aligned if necessary.

Adam Vande More

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