zfs, 1 gig of RAM and periodic weekly

Eugene M. Zheganin emz at norma.perm.ru
Mon Feb 27 08:20:58 UTC 2012


On 27.02.2012 13:40, Peter Maloney wrote:
> 8.2-RELEASE is highly unstable with ZFS in my opinion. For example, my
> system with 48 GB of RAM would hang or crash for no apparent reason in
> random intervals. Upgrading in September fixed most of it, except 1
> random hang possibly related to NFS, and a hang when renaming snapshots
> with zvols [new problem after 8.2-RELEASE, PR 161968]. The renaming
> snapshot with zvols hang seems fixed since update again in February.
> Still unresolved though is that restarting nfsd makes nfsd hang until
> reboot. I don't know if 8.2-RELEASE had that problem.
> You should consider an update with csup. Make sure you test and monitor
> after the upgrade, in case some other funny issues come up, like my
> restarting nfsd issue. But of course I chose that over random hangs and
> panics.
> And one word of advice: If you want to upgrade your pools to v28, I
> think you should consider recreating your pools as v28 rather than
> upgrading. There are some side effects to upgrading, such as logs that
> can't be removed.
Well... I upgraded one machine and got kern/164400 immidiately. So it 
looks like I'm stuck.


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