Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 21:09 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Mac OS X More evidence: "Mac OS X Leopard (Build 9a321) features support for ZFS. The rumors were true, you can create disk images with a ZFS filesystem, well at least in theory, because Build 9a321 is far away from being stable. The DiskUtility itself crashes again and again. Trying to create an actual ZFS image produces kernel panics. There is no pool support to create stripes, mirrors or even RaidZ in DiskUtility yet. It seems that all the other rumor sites stopped right there, which is why we had to set up this website to show you how well ZFS is already implemented. We show you what works and what doesn't. After reading you will know what the deal is, with ZFS and the upcoming Mac OS."
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Practical benefits of ZFS?
by leavengood on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 22:20 UTC
leavengood
Member since:
2006-12-13

ZFS seems like a pretty cool buzzword-filled file system, and everyone seems excited that Mac OS X Leopard will include support for it. But what are the practical benefits of this file system?

The main reason I ask is I wonder if it should be ported to Haiku, or if other file systems would be more useful first.

Any information or opinions on this would be appreciated.

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RE: Practical benefits of ZFS?
by pxa270 on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 22:23 in reply to "Practical benefits of ZFS?"
pxa270 Member since:
2006-01-08

Ever heard of this wonderful site called Wikipedia?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zfs

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JohnOne Member since:
2006-03-25

"Ever heard of this wonderful site called Wikipedia?"

Not very wonderful, but usually useful.

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RE: Practical benefits of ZFS?
by milek on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 22:58 in reply to "Practical benefits of ZFS?"
milek Member since:
2006-02-20
RE: Practical benefits of ZFS?
by zdzichu on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 23:13 in reply to "Practical benefits of ZFS?"
zdzichu Member since:
2006-11-07

Well, I'm using in at work, under Solaris. And I must say it's amazing. I'm really happy that ZFS is gaining momentum in open (Solaris, FreeBSD) and closed (Darwin) systems. It's really nice piece of clever engineering and pretty solid rethinking of how storage is managed. Other filesystem still work with 30 year old assumptions.

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de_wizze Member since:
2005-10-31

How long do you suppose until it reaches on Linux?

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korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

Yet another link. Pretty inspiring stuff.
http://mtrr.org/blog/?p=83

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leavengood Member since:
2006-12-13

"Yet another link. Pretty inspiring stuff.
http://mtrr.org/blog/?p=83"

Now that is what I was looking for. Thank you very much.

I already checked Wikipedia and found its technical high-level description lacking in practical information. Hence my question. The above link is great though.

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RE: Practical benefits of ZFS?
by arielb on Sun 24th Dec 2006 00:18 in reply to "Practical benefits of ZFS?"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

I'm wondering too if ZFS makes that much sense for a desktop environment where daily performance matters most and most people don't have more than 2 hard drives or that concerned about 99.99999999999999% reliability.

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