Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Oct 2008 19:46 UTC, submitted by Robert Milkowski
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A new update of Solaris 10 has been made available today. There are a lot of ZFS enhancements and the next-gen file system is now supported as an installable root file system. You can download it for x86 and SPARC here. Other than that there are new drivers, security enhacements, etc. Fore more information, check the what's new page.
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RE: ZFS = ?
by kragil on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:17 UTC in reply to "ZFS = love"
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Does Solaris(ZFS) support root filesystem encryption?

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RE[2]: ZFS = ?
by jwwf on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:38 in reply to "RE: ZFS = ?"
jwwf Member since:
2006-01-19

Does Solaris(ZFS) support root filesystem encryption?



http://opensolaris.org/os/project/zfs-crypto/

Seems not to be in the mainline opensolaris codebase yet, so, for "production" solaris, the answer is no for now, maybe yes later.

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RE[2]: ZFS = ?
by poundsmack on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:44 in reply to "RE: ZFS = ?"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

not in this release. it is scheduled for the next solaris refresh (and i do mean Solaris not OpenSolaris)

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RE[3]: ZFS = ?
by Darren Moffat on Sat 1st Nov 2008 13:59 in reply to "RE[2]: ZFS = ?"
Darren Moffat Member since:
2005-07-13

Hi the lead developer for the ZFS Crypto project and only I can speak with authority on which releases it will be in. It is not now and never was planned for an update release of Solaris 10. It will be (baring any major disasters) in the OpenSolaris 2009.04 release. Our current integratation target is build 105 of OpenSolaris however given that I recently had to redesign how the encryption support for the ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) works I believe I won't make that (insufficient time to complete test execution) and it is more likley we will integrate a few builds after that (but still in time for 2009.04).

The next update release of Solaris 10 is update 7 (update 6 aka 10/08 having just been released) and all code for that release needs to already have been in OpenSolaris at this time (actually about two weeks or so ago). So even if "management and marketing" wanted ZFS Crypto in S10u7 it isn't technically possible.

To backport ZFS crypto into a Solaris 10 update would require also backporting a large number of bug fixes and projects that were integrated into the Crypto Framework that haven't been yet been backported to Solaris 10.

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