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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RE[3]: RAM
by tyrione on Tue 9th Oct 2007 06:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: RAM"
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RE[4]: RAM
by whartung on Wed 10th Oct 2007 01:13 in reply to "RE[3]: RAM"
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2005-07-06

This may well be a reason why ZFS is backburned for Leopard. If it does show up, it will show up in the OS X Server first, and then work its way down to regular OS X. But if it's as memory intensive as it sounds, then a 1GB notebook could well be struggling.

I can easily see 2GB machines being the "norm" when Apple does decide to roll ZFS in to the main stream.

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