Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 12:00 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Mac OS X Another turn in the Apple-ZFS saga. Apple has made available a developer preview of ZFS for Mac OS X with read/write capability. The preview is available to all ADC members. From the readme file: "ZFS is a new filesystem from Sun Microsystems which has been ported by Apple to Mac OS X. The initial (10.5.0) release of Leopard will restrict ZFS to read-only, so no ZFS pools or filesystems can be modified or created. This Developer Preview will enable full read/write capability, which includes the creation/destruction of ZFS pools and filesystems." Update: Will it ever end? The release has been pulled from ADC by Apple.
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RE[5]: Pity
by tsedlmeyer on Tue 26th Jun 2007 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Pity"
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Yes,that's why Sun said ZFS eliminates all the old storage concepts.
Anyway, why should we follow the LVM and RAID paradigm forever ? God wrote it ?

A more valid question may be, "Why should we break the LVM and RAID paradigm?". Does ZFS really provide anything which can't be accomplished just as well via the existing framework? Please note that is a different question than does ZFS currently provide functionality not implement via the LVM and RAID paradigm.

I know that Sun engineers think the answer is yes it does; however the Linux kernel developers seem just as convinced that it doesn't. Really the only way to know for sure is to let the Linux developers have a try at it.

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RE[6]: Pity
by Duffman on Wed 27th Jun 2007 07:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Pity"
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I think it's the same answer to the question:
"Why should we create a new Open Source OS (linux) while there is already a lot of them available (BSD) ?".

The answer:
Because people want to try new things, they want to try new way to approach the same problem.

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RE[7]: Pity
by tsedlmeyer on Wed 27th Jun 2007 15:28 in reply to "RE[6]: Pity"
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The two questions are not the same. One question regards starting a new project or fork. The other is trying to force a change on an existing project.

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