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 diegocg on Wed 9th Jun 2010 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: brtfs"
diegocg
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Duh (again). Btrfs does pool storage from day 1. Just because the command line tool doesn't autodetect where the pool storage is it doesn't mean it isn't there.

By the way, ZFS didn't exist 10 years ago. And Btrfs is 3 years old and it is powering my Fedora 12 install since November without oopses, data corruption or problems of any other kind. It sure isn't ready for enterprise adoption, but it's certainly stable enought to be adopted by geeks, and it already has some nice features that ZFS doesn't. So I don't think I'll have to wait that much to see it used in enterprise distros (did i mention that RHEL 6 will offer it as an experimental option?)

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