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 Laurence on Mon 26th Apr 2010 09:46 UTC in reply to "RE: UFS?"
Laurence
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Also, while ZFS is cool, it can make FBSD users wonder - "hey, and why not use opensolaris instead"

I'd have thought the reverse was true. If FreeBSD didn't have ZFS then some FreeBSD users might consider OpenSolaris.

FreeBSD is a very different beast to OpenSolaris - so I couldn't see FreeBSD users (ie users that would otherwise be happy with FBSD) migrating to OpenSolaris unless it was for some features they felt they needed but FreeBSD didn't offer

I know everyones computer requirements differ, but for me ZFS would be a major selling point in my returning to FreeBSD. Unfortunately I've not felt persuaded about the stability of FBSDs current implementation

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