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[4]: brtfs
by fepede on Mon 7th Jun 2010 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: brtfs"
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So, who will need ZFS when it doesn't provide anything different from BTRFS and not being at the same production-level quality?


Erm, actually it is. ZFS has been "production-level quality" for a few years now.
Sure, new features are frequently making their way into development builds. But let's not confuse them with the excellent stable releases of ZFS.


Yes, you're right and I do agree with you! What I really meant was that the Linux/ZFS integration will need time to get stable, not that ZFS itself does.

With reference to the fact that there are a world of other OS out there beside Linux, you're right again, but the topic was about Linux now, so talking about the relevance of ZFS is implicitly referred to the Linux world.

I'm a great estimator of ZFS and not particular fan of BTRFS, but it seems that, being myself a Linux user, the latter will be my future.

Edited 2010-06-07 20:16 UTC

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