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[2]: brtfs
by vivainio on Mon 7th Jun 2010 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE: brtfs"
vivainio
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2008-12-26


Aside for better Linux support - I've not seen anything in BtrFS that's swayed my to switch from ZFS.


The fact that zfs has no sane Linux support (and possibly never will have) makes it like betamax - it's probably reasonably good technology, but it's not something you have access to in the first place, unless you switch to Solaris. And, I don't think that's the way the tide of the world is turning these days.

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RE[3]: brtfs
by orestes on Mon 7th Jun 2010 16:48 in reply to "RE[2]: brtfs"
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2005-07-06

Solaris or BSD you mean.
People in this thread are missing the significance though. This could be a useful bridge technology for shops that need their linux based systems to access Solaris/BSD ZFS partitions with decent performance (assuming the kernel driver is better than the FUSE solution).

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