Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th May 2005 07:20 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems has delayed the release of two major features the company has trumpeted as reasons to try its latest version of the Solaris operating system. Eric Schrock, a Solaris kernel programmer, said on his blog in April that he's "completely redesigning the ZFS commands from the ground up" after finding some deficiencies.
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RE Disappointing but not terrible
by Anonymouser on Fri 13th May 2005 14:57 UTC


Sorry to reply to myself, but another point is that Solaris 10 is zero-cost infinite right to use. It's hard to complain much when I downloaded and installed it for the cost of 5 CD-R disks. And it is reliable like Solaris pretty much always is.

Considering that ZFS is the first 128-bit "self healing" filesystem going to ship in large volume to the world, Sun needs to get it right.

Janus appears to be more straight-forward (an emulation layer), so I wonder if it was just a lower priority feature relative to the other biggies.