Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Mar 2011 00:06 UTC
Mac OS X "A commercial ZFS solution is (still) coming to Mac OS X, thanks to former Apple filesystem and OS engineer Don Brady (who previously worked on the abandoned internal Apple project to port ZFS). Brady and his company, Ten's Complement, just launched a limited private beta in hopes to have the software polished and ready for a summer launch this year. Ars spoke with Brady, who has a long history engineering filesystems for Mac OS and Mac OS X, to find out a little about his previous work with ZFS at Apple, and what Mac users can expect to gain from Ten's Complement's port of ZFS."
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RE[3]: Will definitely buy...
by someone on Sat 19th Mar 2011 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Will definitely buy..."
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2006-01-12

ZFS is designed for server use, and very little thought is given to memory footprint, processor use etc.

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RE[4]: Will definitely buy...
by WereCatf on Sat 19th Mar 2011 17:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Will definitely buy..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

ZFS is designed for server use, and very little thought is given to memory footprint, processor use etc.


Of course processor use was taken into account. Why do you think taking little processor time is somehow not important on a server where you might have to be serving hundreds of thousands of requests a second?

And memory footprint.. well, it only depends on the implementation. There is nothing in the spec itself that says you absolutely must use X amount of memory. For example the Linux ZFS-Fuse allows you to specify the amount of memory you wish to dedicate to it. Ergo, Apple could equally well just reserve a very small amount of memory for it for desktop use and add a configuration variable for power users who wish to adjust memory use for heavier cases.

There is nothing inherent to ZFS that would make it impractical for use on a desktop.

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