Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 19:55 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux "There has been work by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in porting ZFS to Linux as a native Linux kernel module. This LLNL ZFS work though is incomplete but still progressing due to a US Department of Energy contract. It is though via this work that developers in India at KQ Infotech have made working a Linux kernel module for ZFS. In this article are some new details on KQ Infotech's ZFS kernel module and our results from testing out the ZFS file-system on Linux."
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and you'll never see it shipped with linux
by TechGeek on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 17:10 UTC
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2006-01-14

And you will never see it shipped with linux. Patents covering ZFS are still being argued over in court. NetApp and Sun never settled. Who knows what Oracle will do with the technology. There is no way Linus will ever let something possibly tainted by patent issues ship with the kernel.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Shipping with the kernel has nothing to do with patents in this case. GPL & CDDL incompatibility prevents it in the first place.

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cl2rsn Member since:
2006-01-27

... Patents covering ZFS are still being argued over in court. NetApp and Sun never settled...


NetApp and Oracle have agreed to dismiss their lawsuits.

http://www.netapp.com/us/company/news/news-rel-20100909-oracle-sett...

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