Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2007 19:05 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Linux A recent discussion on the lkml examined the possibility of a Linux implementation of Sun's ZFS. It was pointed out that the file system is released under the GPL-incompatible CDDL, and that Sun has filed numerous patents to prevent ZFS from being reverse engineered. Max Yudin pointed out, "according to Jeff Bonwick's blog Sun issued 56 patents on ZFS, but I have no idea what they patented. Sorry, binary compatible ZFS reimplementation with GPL license might not be legal."
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ZFS Fuse
by WereCatf on Fri 20th Apr 2007 21:29 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Hasn't anyone noticed there IS already a working Linux implementation of ZFS Fuse? It's still under work, so it's not optimized, but it's 100% working already.

http://zfs-on-fuse.blogspot.com/

And no, ZFS Fuse is NOT slower than a kernel implementation. The only problem is you can't have a swap on a ZFS pool. But that's not an issue to me.

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