Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Apr 2006 12:35 UTC
Mac OS X Apparantly, Apple is interested in porting Sun Solaris' ZFS to Mac OS X. From the zfs-discuss mailinglist: "Chris Emura, the Filesystem Development Manager within Apple's CoreOS organization is interested in porting ZFS to OS X. For more information, please e-mail him directly at [email address]. Speaking for the zfs team (at Sun), this is great news and we fully support the effort."
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RE[2]: ZFS at home
by atsureki on Mon 1st May 2006 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE: ZFS at home"
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I believe so. Generally that problem arises because the volume manager and filesystem are separate, so the FS doesn't actually know it's being spread out over multiple physical devices. When a big chunk of itself goes missing, it doesn't know what to do, especially if that chunk has the only superblock. ZFS manages multiple physical volumes by itself, which gives it the equally important advantage of being able to avoid getting cornered like that in the first place. If one physical disk is giving you trouble, you can command ZFS to start bailing out the files on that one onto other disks, and then remove it from the pool. Its featureset is really amazing.

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