Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Dec 2005 23:44 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
BSD and Darwin derivatives Fans of DragonFly BSD will be getting their Christmas present late this year, and plans for 1.5 have been announced. MP safe networking code, the long awaited cache coherency management system, and a port of Sun's ZFS. Read here for more. Update: Refresh, empty cache, whatever, and check the shiny new beastie icon! And there was much rejoicing. Can we now please discuss DragonFly BSD?
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RE: ZFS License
by Anonymous on Sun 18th Dec 2005 11:49 UTC
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Still, I'd really like to see a new FS option for a BSD. I was kind of hoping for HFS+, myself, but ZFS seems neat, too. UFS/FFS is old, slow, and very difficult to deal with on large filesystems (fscking a large partition takes a loooong time....I've seen 140GB take nearly two hours). UFS2+softupdates still isn't data-safe (since it essentially requires async operation), and doesn't improve performance. 1TB+ filesystems. woohoo. How long have other filesystems supported that?

Linux is well known for its reliability. Servers often stay up for years. However, disk I/O is non-synchronous by default, which is less reliable for transaction based operations, and can produce a corrupted filesystem after a system crash or power failure.

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