Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th May 2008 15:32 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris It seems like we're really on the subject of filesystems and related technology the past few days. We had an interview with the man behind BeServed, an item on WinFS' current status, and now we - possibly - have news on ZFS coming to Linux. Possibly, because it's all speculation from here on out.
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by sonic2000gr on Sun 18th May 2008 16:10 UTC
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It is also being pointed out that FreeBSD and Mac OS X already have ZFS, and that "the world hasn't fallen apart just yet."


And there is good reason for that! I don't know about the status of ZFS in MacOSX, but in FreeBSD it is yet an experimental feature. It has been suggested that it works best on 64bit systems with 2Gb or more RAM. At this point I believe few people know how to implement it, and even fewer will have any actual benefit from it. The rest of us are simply waiting for it to become mainstream. If it gets adopted by Linux, it will not take too long before everyone gets it.

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