[zfs-discuss] ARC not returning memory to OS

Tamas Papp tompos at martos.bme.hu
Thu Jan 23 14:31:28 EST 2014

On 01/23/2014 08:16 PM, C├ędric Lemarchand wrote:
> I do not totally agree, it depends of the storage profile (million of
> little files vs only huge files) and used features (dedup ect ...)
> I think that ZFS with 8G on laptop with a *classic desktop* usage,
> without dedup, could run fine.
> For your case, you are using VM, so yes it could maybe good to add
> some RAM, depending how many Go of RAM your VM are heating.

I have backup servers (typically with a lot files and hardlinks) with
8GB memory with no issue (knock on the wood).


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