We have 5 MySQL slaves running 5.0.x, two of them are solaris based, one of which has datadir on a ZFS volume for snapshot backups.
Of the 5 slaves, 4 keep up with sub-second replication lag. The fifth which has datadir on ZFS can not keep up, and falls behind the master nearly a second per second.
The ZFS filesystem’s recordsize is set to 16K to match InnoDB’s record size, and compression is turned on for the volume.
Anyone have any top-of-the-head suggestions as to what to look at?