[zfs-discuss] ARC not returning memory to OS

Turbo Fredriksson turbo at bayour.com
Thu Jan 23 13:45:33 EST 2014


On Jan 23, 2014, at 7:33 PM, John Goerzen wrote:

> The laptop has 8GB RAM

One of the very first sentences (or should be) in any HOWTO or manual about running ZFS is:

	To run ZFS you need lots of memory.

That amount isn't even enough to run ZFS alone, let alone adding a graphical environment and then
virtual hosts on top of that!

> Is there something that can be done to prevent this problem?

Add more physical memory. There is no other way. Tripple it and you'll get close...
--
If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing.
- Homer Simpson

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to zfs-discuss+unsubscribe at zfsonlinux.org.



More information about the zfs-discuss mailing list