Linked by Joel Dahl on Sun 25th Apr 2010 19:25 UTC
FreeBSD Today Jeff Roberson committed his patches to FreeBSD 9 for adding journaling to UFS. No more background fsck after unclean shutdowns! This is a major landmark in the history of UFS, with 11000 new lines of code (and about 2000 removed). Much of the work was done in collaboration with Kirk McKusick, the original author of FFS and Softupdates, under sponsorship form Yahoo!, Juniper and iXsystems. Jeff's blog contains quite a lot of technical information of his work. There's also information on the FreeBSD mailing lists.
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RE[2]: UFS?
by nt_jerkface on Mon 26th Apr 2010 01:00 UTC in reply to "RE: UFS?"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

ZFS is and at the same time isn't the FreeBSD future. It isn't because of the license. ZFS is licensed under the CDDL.


No I think their issue is with how included GPL software restricts the usage of FreeBSD. GPL 3 has requirements for hardware companies that FreeBSD developers have never supported.


Also, while ZFS is cool, it can make FBSD users wonder - "hey, and why not use opensolaris instead"


Not anymore with Oracle at the helm. The future of OpenSolaris is uncertain and at most Oracle will provide minimal funding for p.r. reasons. OpenSolaris could get the axe at any moment which makes FreeBSD a much safer choice. Any fork of OpenSolaris would likely stagnate. OpenSolaris will attract few developers when its best features have already been ported to FreeBSD.

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RE[3]: UFS?
by Kebabbert on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:03 in reply to "RE[2]: UFS?"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

"The future of OpenSolaris is uncertain and at most Oracle will provide minimal funding for p.r. reasons. OpenSolaris could get the axe at any moment"

That is not true. Oracle has officially stated it's continued support for OpenSolaris. In the future, OpenSolaris will be like Fedora, and Solaris will be like RedHat. Both will be developed, and none will be axed. Oracle/Sun competitors are spreading the FUD extensively, please stop it because it is not true.
http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3867771/OpenSolar...


Let's face it, the most innovative operating system that everyone wants to copy is Solaris. In the future, the development pace will not stop. It will continue. In my opinion, Solaris is most innovative today.

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RE[4]: UFS?
by nt_jerkface on Mon 26th Apr 2010 15:37 in reply to "RE[3]: UFS?"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Oracle has officially stated it's continued support for OpenSolaris. In the future, OpenSolaris will be like Fedora, and Solaris will be like RedHat. Both will be developed, and none will be axed. Oracle/Sun competitors are spreading the FUD extensively, please stop it because it is not true.


Oh FUD huh? So does this look like a supportive move?
http://www.katonda.com/blog/1058/oracle-puts-another-nail-open-sola...

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