Limiting ZFS ARC Size?

Bob Willcox bob at
Mon Jun 18 16:45:30 UTC 2018

Is there a way to limit the size of the ZFS ARC cache? I am running a
12-current system with 32GB of memory and the ZFS ARC grows to a hughe size,
to the point where my running processes (such as firefox) start page

bob at tavion:13 /home/bob> uname -a
FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #3 r335222: Fri Jun 15 13:40:49 CDT 2018     bob at  amd64

I would like to be able to limit how much memory ZFS grabs for this cache?

Thanks for any help/pointers!


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