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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ZFS on a laptop
by audunn on Tue 9th Oct 2007 07:20 UTC
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I have read somewhere that ZFS most likely will use more cpu power and will drain my battery faster than HFS+, is this correct?

I can see the benefits for this filesystem on a server and a workstation, but except for checksumming what are the benefits on a laptop?

(powerbook G4)

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RE: ZFS on a laptop
by Kroc on Tue 9th Oct 2007 09:29 in reply to "ZFS on a laptop"
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Instant file / folder forking. Want to try something out on a 15GB video file but don't want to have to copy the file? Fork in with ZFS and only the changes are saved off as a shadow. You can then roll back to the original file instantly or commit to the new one.

In three years time we could be seeing ZFS+FCP all integrated offering super fast non-linear / parallel editing which will add tons of flexibility and speed to video editing.

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