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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RE: Comment by sonic2000gr
by chrish on Tue 20th May 2008 13:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by sonic2000gr"
chrish
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I'm running FreeBSD 7 with ZFS (best... filesystem... EVER) on a dual P2 350MHz machine with 512MB of RAM.

I've seen 2-3 filesystem-related panics and sometimes the ZFS will deadlock, resulting in a hung filesystem until I reboot the system (a former BeOS development machine).

That said, I knew it was "experimental" still when I started using it. The benefits have outweighed the issues... it's only a home file/print server, if it hangs it's not a big deal.

Having 1GB or more of RAM on a server system isn't a ridiculous requirement these days, although it has been hard for me to find some additional RAM for this box. :-P

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