Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th May 2008 15:32 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris It seems like we're really on the subject of filesystems and related technology the past few days. We had an interview with the man behind BeServed, an item on WinFS' current status, and now we - possibly - have news on ZFS coming to Linux. Possibly, because it's all speculation from here on out.
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RE: ZFS RAM requirements
by phoenix on Mon 19th May 2008 03:17 UTC in reply to "ZFS RAM requirements"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

I figured it would be a little more expensive (maybe 2X) of a traditional filesystem. But needing a 2GB machine to use ZFS?? Yikes!


According to the ZFS Admin Manual (p. 41), you can use ZFS on [Open]Solaris with only 0.5 GB of RAM. They recommend a minimum of 1 GB, though, for the best performance (more is always better). Not sure where you get the "need 2 GB" meme. Even on FreeBSD 7, you only "need" 1 GB of RAM.

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RE[2]: ZFS RAM requirements
by PlatformAgnostic on Mon 19th May 2008 08:47 in reply to "RE: ZFS RAM requirements"
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2006-01-02

I was being hyperbolic... sorry.

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