Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jun 2010 10:15 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have ported Sun's/Oracle's ZFS natively to Linux. Linux already had a ZFS port in userspace via FUSE, since license incompatibilities between the CDDL and GPL prevent ZFS from becoming part of the Linux kernel. This project solves the licensing issue by distributing ZFS as a separate kernel module users will have to download and build for themselves.
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RE: ZFS for Linux definitive good
by renox on Mon 7th Jun 2010 12:56 UTC in reply to "ZFS for Linux definitive good"
renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

Porting ZFS to Linux is definitve a good effort.


Bah, until ZFS is made available by Oracle in a GPL-compatible license, I consider the port to be a waste of time: as long as ZFS isn't integrated into the kernel it won't have proper testing and it won't have enough users..
A good example of this is ReiserFS4: not being accepted in the main kernel did reduce its adoption.

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ReiserFS4
by s_groening on Mon 7th Jun 2010 18:39 in reply to "RE: ZFS for Linux definitive good"
s_groening Member since:
2005-12-13

... Presumably alongside these 'details' concerning ReiserFS author Hans Reiser's where abouts on Sept. 3, 2006:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2008/08/its-the-least-p/

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vonbrand Member since:
2010-06-07

The ReiserFS 4 fiasko was mostly due to the whole design behind it being a big, unimplementable mess. Sure, for toy cases it did work; but for corner cases it just couldn't.

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zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

The ReiserFS 4 fiasko was mostly due to the whole design behind it being a big, unimplementable mess. Sure, for toy cases it did work; but for corner cases it just couldn't.


I wonder what corner cases you are thinking of? I used Reiser4 as the primary filesystem for my laptop for over two years and it did everything I needed.

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