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 15:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Will definitely buy..."
someone
Member since:
2006-01-12

Notebooks make up the largest part of Apple's Mac business (according to Apple's quarterly reports), and why would you need multivolume management for a notebook?

As for the iOS devices, Apple would do best to introduce a new, lightweight filesystem that is designed for NAND memory. These devices certainly cannot handle the overhead of ZFS

Edited 2011-03-19 15:48 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Obviously not a good idea to have zfs on the ipad/iphone due to the overhead.

ZFS on OSX makes sense for time machine
. I would trust apple to integrate ZFS into OSX more than I would trust them to add equivalent features to HFS, or create their own. Not sure why they needed a license from Sun for ZFS

For this I'm mainly a interested bystander. I have a mac notebook, but do not plan on buying another Apple device due to their poor F/OSS support.

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