Linked by Pobrecito Hablador on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 21:19 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris One of the advantages of ZFS is that it doesn't need a fsck. Replication, self-healing and scrubbing are a much better alternative. After a few years of ZFS life, can we say it was the correct decision? The reports in the mailing list are a good indicator of what happens in the real world, and it appears that once again, reality beats theory. The author of the article analyzes the implications of not having a fsck tool and tries to explain why he thinks Sun will add one at some point.
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ZFS was a good first step
by kragil on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 22:39 UTC
kragil
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FS devs learned a few lessons. FS development became sexy again and everyone saw the need for a new filesysten.

That said, ZFS will be the pioneer with arrows in his back. Other FSs will offer more features and better performance soonish with less resource usage and a more elegant design. (And I don't think Oracle with stop Solaris' negative growth rates.)

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