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; Ha
by raptor on Mon 16th May 2005 14:06 UTC

Oh so all that marketing hype was for nothing? The touting of ZFS as the new end all FS that will redefines hard drives as we KNOW THEM AND BEYOND! Hmmm now that I think about this, this is very bad since we will have to hear all the hype again when ZFS is actually shipped.

How is that any difference than the linux guys touting the O(1) scheduler for the two and a half years the "accelerated" 2.6 development took place? Or the per cpu dispatch queues? or 1:1 thread library?

All of those Solaris had for a decade before linux developers even thought about putting it in. Every newspaper and media was touting these things as linux technologies that would revolutionize the world.

Delaying a couple of features till they are perfect is nothing new to linux. Why is it a problem for Sun and Solaris in the eyes of linux zealots. Double standards? 2.6 still isn't considered stable. Right?