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Old 09-25-08, 01:59 PM   #6
zBeeble42
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Default Re: zfs and nvidia on FreeBSD x86?

I can weigh in here. Based on using the 7.1-BETA and on using the following settings gleaned from the FreeBSD ZFS tuning wiki page regarding 32bit systems with memory pressure...

vfs.zfs.debug=1
vm.kmem_size="330M"
vm.kmem_size_max="330M"
vfs.zfs.arc_max="40M"
vfs.zfs.vdev.cache.size="5M"

... and I find everything somewhat stable.

Now... I occaisionally use wine to play eve-online while in FreeBSD. I find the experience somewhat variable. Beyond the fact that the nvidia driver has some serious drawbacks supporting my hardware (8700M-SLI), I find that X resource usage will sometime prohibit allocation of shaders (or I think that's what fails).

I find that sometimes I have to exit some hogs first. I can almost never run eve if xchat is running. If I've been too busy with firefox, closing it sometimes helps... although unlike xchat, it can run as long as I don't have too many tabs open .

On my system, I have a UFS root and ZFS for everything else.
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