Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Nov 2010 22:59 UTC
Debian and its clones "ZFS will be supported in Debian Squeeze using the official installer. This means that Debian Squeeze will be one of the first GNU distributions to support ZFS. In fact, even though ZFS support didn't make it to Debian-Installer beta1 by the time it was released, it is now available in the netboot images (this happens because netboot images fetch newer installer components from the internet)."
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Finally
by sorpigal on Wed 1st Dec 2010 12:14 UTC
sorpigal
Member since:
2005-11-02

Finally we have an answer to the question "But why would your use Debian GNU/kFreeBSD in favor of Debian GNU/Linux?" Well, now all of you ZFS fans have a reason.

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RE: Finally
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 1st Dec 2010 16:17 in reply to "Finally"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

But... wasn't it obvious that, being based on the FreeBSD kernel, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD would inherit support for ZFS? I'm not surprised at all by this "news" that ZFS is supported in their kFreeBSD-based distro. What I *am* surprised about is that it apparently wasn't already supported a while ago.

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RE[2]: Finally
by phoenix on Wed 1st Dec 2010 18:54 in reply to "RE: Finally"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

The real "news" is that the kFreeBSD variant is now supported by the official Debian installer, and is now considered "fully supported by Debian".

Not that ZFS is now available.

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RE: Finally
by phoenix on Wed 1st Dec 2010 18:53 in reply to "Finally"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Don't forget access to PF and IPFW. And, one would hope anyway, GEOM.

Unfortunately, they put the GNU userland on top. ;) There's just so many things done better in the BSD userland (like ifconfig, vmstat -i, bsdtar, nc, a bunch more I can't think of right now but that irritate me to no end when I try to access them on Linux systems).

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RE[2]: Finally
by Neolander on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 13:49 in reply to "RE: Finally"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

(There's just so many things done better in the BSD userland (like ifconfig, vmstat -i, bsdtar, nc, a bunch more I can't think of right now but that irritate me to no end when I try to access them on Linux systems).

And my university's FreeBSD machines can't even run top properly (no output, sole thing to do is Ctl+C) and take ages to boot as soon as there's a single small package update because they absolutely have to do that at boot time.

Not to mention that everything slows down to death when you're running out of disk quota, even though there's still plenty of RAM available.

I'm sure that a properly configured BSD does not have these issues, what I'm trying to say is that maybe your issues with Linux do not come from Linux software as a whole, and you'd find a properly configured Linux system more interesting.

Edited 2010-12-03 13:58 UTC

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