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tkaiser

ZFS on Armbian

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Any updates on this?

 

There has been significant progress on zfsonlinux recently, 0.7.11 resolves a few major issues and greatly improves performance on x86-64, I have a feeling it may be ready for "production" testing on ARM -- need to find a suitable board first!

 

edit: Have you tried the Marvell ARMADA A8040 series from SolidRun? Supposedly good networking and storage controllers.

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On 9/14/2017 at 3:20 PM, tkaiser said:

Not just after Oracle killed Solaris few weeks ago the question arose how to continue with ZFS (me being an absolute ZFS fanboi). After reading ZoL (ZFS on Linux) 0.7 release notes it was just a matter of time to give it a try. On an energy efficient x64 board supporting Intel's QuickAssist (QTA) and also on the most appropriate ARM platform we support for these use cases: Clearfog Pro or Helios4 soon. Release notes state to implement a lot of performance improvements (check the performance section above yourself) so let's give it a try:

 

ZFS on big iron - pretty cool on Sun/Oracle (snoracle?) - ZFS has a lot of options - and checks off boxes for many on the desktop - but in the constrained environment of SBC's that Armbian is targeting, perhaps not the best choice for a primary file system... one needs a fair amount of RAM on ZFS, and memory is a bit precious on SBC's...

 

XFS is interesting for mounted drives - perhaps not as a primary, but it's fast at read/writes with dirs that have many files - think media player applications...

 

Otherwise - ext3/4 is still a very good choice for SBC's running on SD Cards

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