[OpenAFS] OpenAFS vice partitions on ZFS

Robert Banz banz@umbc.edu
Sat, 9 Dec 2006 15:06:28 -0500

I've done it, as far as data integrity goes, it's just fine.

However, I don't know if they've fixed the zfs fsync() bug --  
meaning, unless you're running an AFS fileserver & volserver that  
have ben cleansed of fsync, your performance will be abysmal.  With a  
capital "bad", on the order of unusable.

You should also do some benchmarking to see if tuning the ZFS  
recordsize has any positive (or negative) effect...   Haven't had a  
chance to do this yet, but my spidey senses think it might.


On Dec 9, 2006, at 1:11 PM, Brian Sebby wrote:

> I'm setting up a new production fileserver, and I'm considering  
> using ZFS
> with RAID-Z on it.  There was some talk a while back about running the
> vice partitions on ZFS, but I don't see any conclusive answers in  
> the list
> archives.  I also saw some stuff about some bug that was listed on the
> devel list, but I didn't see anything more about if it'd been  
> resolved or
> not.
> I was just wondering if any consensus had been reached about  
> running on
> ZFS in production.  I know I need to use namei for it, and I certainly
> plan to do a lot of testing before I put production data on it.
> Oh, the system I'd be using it on is running Sparc Solaris 10  
> 01/06, but
> with patches that installed ZFS.
> Thanks,
> Brian
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