Posted by: Anonymous
on June 19, 2008 04:25 PM
It's not clear from your post how nuch RAM is assigned to the VMWare guest and how much of it is actually free. Since ZFS is *very* memory-hungry it doesn't seem to be a good idea to use it on a machine with less than 2GB physical RAM.
IMHO ZFS is not worth of using anyway but if you'd be able to repeat the benchmark with much larger RAM + perhaps also a physical machine instead of virtualized guest it would be interesting to see the difference. Maybe you could also install OpenSolaris 2008.05 and try to run some benchmarks on the same amount of RAM as Linux+FUSE...