Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Oct 2007 23:01 UTC
Mac OS X Developers have received from Apple a 'ZFS on Mac OS X Preview 1.1' package, which offers preliminary support for the ZFS file system, originally developed by Sun Microsystems for their Solaris OS. Currently, the Mac OS is based on the HFS+ file system, but leaked screenshots of earlier versions of Leopard showed options for formatting hard drives for ZFS. Reportedly, this preview allows full read and write capabilities with the latest developer build of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple's upcoming version of its OS X operating system.
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by Wes Felter on Mon 8th Oct 2007 16:16 UTC in reply to "RAM"
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IIRC, Solaris had some bugs where the ZFS cache was sucking a lot of memory. Sun is working on fixing them, but I can imagine that such small machines are not much of a priority for them.

I'm sure that Apple will make ZFS "just work" before they ship an official release of it.

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