recommended setup for amd64 7-STABLE with ZFS, Samba 3.2 and possibly ACLs?

Andrew Snow andrew at
Tue Sep 30 12:39:16 UTC 2008

Holger Kipp wrote:
> - FreeBSD 7-Stable (amd64 with 8GB RAM)
>   + special tuning necessary (apart from increasing kernel memory
>     to 1 or more GB for ZFS)

I haven't had much luck running ZFS under heavy load on 7-stable, I was 
forced to install 8-current and use the latest patch set posted by pjd. 
  Don't jump in until you've tested it with a realistic production load.

The nice thing was that 8-current didn't require any special kernel or 
memory tuning at all (except for disabling ZIL, but not everyone seems 
to have to do this).

> - Samba 3.2
>   + ACLs possible directly under ZFS?

As far as I know ZFS does not support ACLs under FreeBSD at this time, 
and implementing it is non-trivial.

- Andrew

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