The cache vdev, better known as “L2ARC” is one of the well-known support vdev classes under OpenZFS. But did you know it is not an ARC at all? Joins us in the journey to discover L2ARC, and learn about L2ARC feed rates, how it receives data, or when you should use it.
FreeBSD has been around since 1993, and its development has had some turning points in history. During this entry of our History of FreeBSD series, we talk about how Unix came to be, and how Berkeley’s Unix developed at Bell Labs.
Transparent (inline) configurable compression is one of the many compelling features in OpenZFS—but it is also one of the more frequently misunderstood features. Part of our “OpenZFS in Depth” series, we walk you through how OpenZFS compression works and dive into parameters like ashift and recordsize.