[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

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