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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Thank-you developers!
by pawstar on Mon 7th Jun 2010 20:15 UTC
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I for one want to thank the developers for releasing this project. Personally, I was really hoping someone would do a port and release it outside the kernel. Lo and behold, here we have it!

As for stability/testing/etc, please keep in mind that the code has been ported not *reimplemented*. There is less likely hood of problems when compared to a fringe file system that lives outside of the kernel and isn't natively implemented anywhere else.

Another point, if you read Brian's post, you will see that Oracle has been somewhat involved in this project. From what I gather this is not a toy project.

P.S. All we need now is for someone to do the same for Windows (IFS ?)

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