Re: UFS performance oddities
Agreed, ZFS on 32-bit CPUs is pretty much a lost cause at this point - I tried using Freenas 8--32-bit with ~2GB of RAM, and it was unstable using Zfs. It's $dying-architecture anyhow, and would prolly need months of work to get the code sorted (which would be a nice thing if Google Summer of Code wants to tackle it. Think of ZFS re-ported to use native 32-bit internals, due to intentionally limited storage expectations - say ~2TB disk max. Would be nice for a home NAS builder on a budget that just wants to re-purpose their old P4 with 2-3GB RAM or the like, and doesn't want to grow it out too much.)
ZFS currently works nice on 64-bit with 4GB of RAM+, or 2GB RAM if you're using a Cloud server. I wouldn't recommend it on 32-bit Intel/AMD, although YMMV if they still make a 32-bit Solaris/clone.
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> Sent: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:26:26 -0700
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> David Given <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> ZFS should of course be unaffected by the above issue, and be the
>>> best-performing choice of filesystem here.
>> Is ZFS viable on a 32-bit system? The FreeBSD wiki page on it (which,
>> being a wiki, is of course out of date, unrepresentative and probably
>> wrong) claims that these system is still prone to running out of memory
>> and panicking.
> If you're not having several GB of RAM it's just pain and won't gain you
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