Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jun 2010 10:15 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have ported Sun's/Oracle's ZFS natively to Linux. Linux already had a ZFS port in userspace via FUSE, since license incompatibilities between the CDDL and GPL prevent ZFS from becoming part of the Linux kernel. This project solves the licensing issue by distributing ZFS as a separate kernel module users will have to download and build for themselves.
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RE: ZFS for Linux definitive good
by renox on Mon 7th Jun 2010 12:56 UTC in reply to "ZFS for Linux definitive good"
renox
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Porting ZFS to Linux is definitve a good effort.


Bah, until ZFS is made available by Oracle in a GPL-compatible license, I consider the port to be a waste of time: as long as ZFS isn't integrated into the kernel it won't have proper testing and it won't have enough users..
A good example of this is ReiserFS4: not being accepted in the main kernel did reduce its adoption.

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