ZFS in a VM?

Chad Leigh Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Wed May 27 20:37:00 UTC 2015

> On May 27, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Jaime Kikpole <jkikpole at cairodurham.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 3:39 PM, Chad Leigh Shire.Net LLC
> <chad at shire.net> wrote:
>> I do.  I do it not so much for any performance benefits, if any, ZFS offers, but more for data integrity.
> Exactly what I was looking for, too.
>> You need to tune it since the VM based disks are not the same as physical disks.
> I'm afraid that I don't understand.  Can you explain what you mean by "tune it?"

There are various kernel “tunables” (aka “kernel state”, settable “variables” in the kernel, see “man sysctl”) that affect ZFS.  

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