Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 20:33 UTC
Mac OS X The yes-no-yes-no saga concerning ZFS in Leopard continues as Apple has released a new statement concerning the availability of ZFS in Leopard. So, let's recap: in April 2006, Apple expresses its interest in Sun's ZFS for the first time. After a first hint, the first screenshot popped up which showed ZFS on Leopard, followed by the definitive proof Leopard could create ZFS disk images. Fast forward six months, and Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announces that ZFS would be Leopard's default filesystem; a statement contradicted by an Apple official yesterday. In fact, this Apple official said ZFS would not be in Leopard at all. Then we arrive at today, and we have Apple stating that ZFS will in fact be included as a limited option in Leopard, only from the command line, read-only. Let's see what tomorrow will bring.
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by StephenBeDoper on Thu 14th Jun 2007 01:12 UTC in reply to "RE"
StephenBeDoper
Member since:
2005-07-06

I hadn't thought of that, although I can imagine case-sensitivity being one of the things that would be difficult to abstract through VFS.

Out of curiosity, what sort of breakage happens? The only scenario I can imagine is the reverse - E.g., if an app were written to assume case-sensitivity and contained separate files called "README" and "readme" for some reason, I can see that being problematic in on a case-insensitive FS.

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by evangs on Thu 14th Jun 2007 04:56 in reply to "RE"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

Unreal Tournament 2004 does not run when you install it on a UFS system. Just one example of an application that fails to run on UFS.

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by Jesuspower on Thu 14th Jun 2007 11:26 in reply to "RE"
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2006-01-28

Quite a few applications become unstable or refuse to run under case-sensitive HFS+.

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by parrotjoe on Thu 14th Jun 2007 16:15 in reply to "RE"
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2005-07-06

I thought HFS+ was not case sensitive??????

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