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 dvzt on Tue 8th Jun 2010 07:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: brtfs"
dvzt
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2008-10-23

Say "enterprise" ONE MORE TIME! I dare you!

"Enterprise" refers to software developed on a schedule with managers dictating the necessary set of features, and then engineers adapting to that. Functionality that there is no time to redesign will remain forever as kludges.

btrfs will succeed exactly because it isn't "enterprise". The software is evolved naturally, with no deadlines and no managers to dictate a set of features. Functionality that is consistent and sound from an engineering perspective gets implemented. Functionality that isn't, will be sent back to the drawing board until it is, or never implemented at all.

And yes, many btrfs developers have a long experience working with file systems.

tl;dr: btrfs is ZFS done right. btrfs is to ZFS as Linux is to Solaris.


My god, your post is so funny (and wrong in every sentence) I can't even think of what to respond. You know about Solaris because you read about it once in a Linux magazine, right?

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