[nSLUG] ZFS through FUSE

Joe Dunn me at joedunn.com
Fri Apr 4 16:06:00 ADT 2008

Hey George,

I'll give you my experiments, if your interested.

I've tried ZFS on OS X (zfs-101A from macforge) and had zpools works, added
a second disk while working on the zpool everything was pretty seamless.

But ZFS on OS X kernel panics, alot, its not even close to stable.

I was able to export my zfs pool and import it on both FreeBSD-CURRENT (7.0)
and FreeBSD-RELEASE (8.0) builds just fine. I used vmware for my tests for
those OS's. I ran a couple bonnie tests, speed is fast either using eSATA or
USB but is CPU intensive. If you want the stats I have em at home.

Tonight I am going to test Solaris 10 community express edition via vmware.
We'll see how things go.

Ryncing seems to cause the most problems with ZFS and Kernel panics on
FreeBSD and OS X.

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 2:36 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com>

> I tried it, under Fedora 8 (2.6.24 kernel), but you need something
> like 2.6.26 to get mmap.
> I hope use it to share files between linux and OS X (image
> processing), but many of the
> tools expect mmap.  I suspect Apple may end up with their own tweaked
> version of zfs to
> support resource forks.   I have Mac Pro that will initially run RHEL
> to do batch
> processing, but may be converted to a Photoshop station once the
> processing backlog
> has been cleared or we buy more machines.  I was hoping to have a data
> partition that
> could be mounted by either OS, but now it appears that we will have to
> reformat and
> reload the disk to make the switch.
> I also use fuse-sshfs, so far without problems, but only for
> relatively small volumes of data.
> I wouldn't expect it to be suitable for heavy processing.
> On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Joe Dunn <me at joedunn.com> wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Just wondering is anyone running ZFS through fuse here in linux? I'd
> love to
> > hear your experiences.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Joe
> >
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