Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2007 20:50 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Mac OS X Perhaps overcome with excitement (and forgetting that Apple doesn't like such pre-emptive disclosures), Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announced today at Sun event in D.C. that Apple would be making ZFS 'the file system' in OSX 10.5 Leopard. "In fact, this week you'll see that Apple is announcing at their Worldwide Developer Conference that ZFS has become the file system in Mac OS X."
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Governa
Member since:
2006-04-09

@ WorknMan

From what I've read, it means no file size limit, same access to a small directory as to the largest directory you can even imagine, practically infinite number of metadata to attach to a file for searching capabilities and organization, no data corruption (recovery and repair on the fly), faster access to the data (time not dependent on the amount of files, data you have on disk), fastest operations for the OS and for user space by using an intelligent cache method instead of traditional virtual memory (begone the pre-binding or pre-fetching tricks), no spinning wheels ever.

Actually, ZFS providing a much more optimized I/O and disk operation the battery life time should actually improve quite significantly.

And this just to look at the immediately visibly stuff.

Edited 2007-06-06 21:41

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chicobaud Member since:
2005-08-14

Could it be true that all features of the ZFS filesystem also have the compromise of needing (much) more RAM and CPU, thus shortening battery life, for more speed and better cache.
It might not be the best for a laptop.

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Governa Member since:
2006-04-09

@ Chicobaud

If you read in the end of my comment, I say that ZFS providing a much more optimized I/O and disk operation the battery life time should actually improve quite significantly.

Now that Apple is also fitting LED displays and Intel delivering even more efficient less power-hungry CPUs, I believe generally the battery life can improve a lot.

Remember this is a file system, not a piece of hardware or an application.

Edited 2007-06-07 13:37

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