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 ZFS
by Anonymouser on Fri 13th May 2005 18:13 UTC

"What is most telling, I think, is that Sun is letting him do it."

My bet is that Sun recognizes ZFS could become the next UFS, where it will be the standard in twenty years. Delaying one year for twenty of robust ZFS goodness is probably justified in their minds.

Everyone needs to recognize just how big a leap ZFS is. The 128 bits of addressing are a given, but ZFS is also supposed to provide self-correcting RAID, I presume along with early detection of failing drives, and they're putting new volume management ideas on top of it. This is pretty serious stuff.