Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 6th Apr 2007 05:52 UTC, submitted by binarycrusader
FreeBSD Pawel Dawidek announced today that the ZFS filesystem is now part of the FreeBSD operating system. iSCSI, booting, ICLs, and extended attributes are not supported yet.
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16 exbibyte limitation
by Chuck Norris on Fri 6th Apr 2007 12:16 UTC
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The only problem I see with ZFS is that you're limited with 16 exbibyte in space. Which can be filled pretty quickly if you store Chuck Norris movies.

ZFS is a 128-bit file system, which means it can store 18 billion billion (18.4 1018) times more data than current 64-bit systems. The limitations of ZFS are designed to be so large that they will never be encountered in practice.

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RE: 16 exbibyte limitation
by binarycrusader on Fri 6th Apr 2007 13:06 in reply to "16 exbibyte limitation"
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I think this is a better one-line summary from the ZFS FAQ on

"ZFS can store 16 Exabytes in each storage pool, file system, file, or file attribute. ZFS can store billions of names: files or directories in a directory, file systems in a file system, or snapshots of a file system. ZFS can store trillions of items: files in a file system, file systems, volumes, or snapshots in a pool."

Edited 2007-04-06 13:07

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