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: Overkill for a desktop
by Subcomputer on Sun 20th Mar 2011 05:33 UTC in reply to "Overkill for a desktop"
Subcomputer
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2011-01-21

XFS is interesting, but it has a problem in that it is meant for very high quality workstations and servers connected to battery backups. It really doesn't take flickering power levels well at all, which would be a real problem on notebooks. While this issue has been largely worked out in the Linux implementation, I somewhat doubt that is the implementation Apple would use.

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RE[2]: Overkill for a desktop
by Kebabbert on Sun 20th Mar 2011 10:37 in reply to "RE: Overkill for a desktop"
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2007-07-27

XFS is interesting, but it has a problem in that it is meant for very high quality workstations and servers connected to battery backups. It really doesn't take flickering power levels well at all, which would be a real problem on notebooks.

Another problem XFS has, it that your data is not safe. Your data might get corrupted, without XFS noticing it. Just read the research papers on this, which I linked to.

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Just out of curiosity...
by s_groening on Sun 20th Mar 2011 14:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Overkill for a desktop"
s_groening Member since:
2005-12-13

...Are you calling a Wikipedia article on ZFS a research paper?

LOL

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