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 phoenix on Mon 26th Apr 2010 03:54 UTC in reply to "RE: UFS?"
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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. The BSD people have been rewritting GNU userspace tools only because of the license, so having a non-BSD filesystem (the heart of a unix OS) is certainly something they don't like a lot.


Uhm, what? BSD projects don't like the GPL. There's nothing wrong with the CDDL, which is why a lot of OSol tech has made it's way into FreeBSD. There's no "everything must be BSD-licensed" mantra in the BSD projects. There's just an unspoken "let's avoid the GPL" motto.

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


Why use something completely foreign when one can use all the management tools and frameworks (like GEOM) that you are familiar with?

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