On 01/11/2008, at 9:47 PM, Nicolas Martyanoff wrote:

> - I've got a 64bits dual core 2GHz CPU, but can't use an amd64 FreeBSD
> since Xen, NVidia drivers and wine don't work on it; but ZFS is said
> to be unsuitable for i386.


ZFS will run on i386, however since ZFS requires lots of RAM it has
been said that it doesn't make sense to run it on systems with less
than 1Gb of RAM dedicated to ZFS. I believe the requirement for large
amounts of RAM will be slightly eased in later versions of ZFS (well,
it still like RAM but will not hang your system when it runs out quite
so easily).

Read these instructions on how to get i386 to play with ZFS: http://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSTuningGuide


> - It's said you can't boot from a ZFS pool.


Miroslav has answered this one with a couple of useful links
(including one I co-wrote :-)

Ari Maniatis



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