Linked by John Finigan on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC
Oracle and SUN When it comes to dealing with storage, Solaris 10 provides admins with more choices than any other operating system. Right out of the box, it offers two filesystems, two volume managers, an iscsi target and initiator, and, naturally, an NFS server. Add a couple of Sun packages and you have volume replication, a cluster filesystem, and a hierarchical storage manager. Trust your data to the still-in-development features found in OpenSolaris, and you can have a fibre channel target and an in-kernel CIFS server, among other things. True, some of these features can be found in any enterprise-ready UNIX OS. But Solaris 10 integrates all of them into one well-tested package. Editor's note: This is the first of our published submissions for the 2008 Article Contest.
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RE[3]: ZFS is a dead end.
by segedunum on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ZFS is a dead end."
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There are no layering violations. The Linux camp keeps claiming that because it's implemented completely different than how they do their stuff. ZFS works differently, period.

A filesystem, a volume manager, a software RAID manager and bad block detection and recovery code with functionality not unlike smartd, along with various other things, all in one codebase? That's a (unnecessary) layering violation in anybody's book, so saying the above isn't going to make what you've written true.

b) So, what's inconsistent with zpool and zfs?

Nothing. It's about the only real advantage of ZFS.

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