[rescue] RPi vs SS20 benchmarks (interesting)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Dec 31 22:16:10 CST 2015

On 12/31/2015 11:14 PM, Andrew M Hoerter wrote:
>> Is there a way to solve the transparency/verbosity problem that would
>> satisfy more people, though?  On one hand, the filesystems add clutter to
>> df and get in the way of rsync, but, on the other, having it specifically
>> called out means you know something might be different.
> Unfortunately, the traditional df/du tools are not well-adapted to ZFS,
> to the point of being uninformative or even misleading in some cases.
> This seems unlikely to change, for historical reasons.
> I think it's ultimately down to the sysadmin defining which metrics are
> important, and then using the native tools (zfs, zpool) to extract and
> summarize them in a meaningful way, possibly with shell aliases or
> wrappers.  ZFS just works differently, even though those differences can
> oftentimes be ignored in practice.

  I've been a UNIX guy for about thirty years now, "df" flows from my
fingertips very naturally.  But on Solaris machines I end up using
variations of "zfs list" a LOT more, for exactly the reason you state.

  Happy new year, everyone.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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