Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:04 UTC, submitted by garyd
General Development

ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

ZFS plays a major role in Solaris, of course, but beyond that, has it found other major homes? In fact, now that we're at it, how is Solaris doing anyway?

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FreeBSD
by dnebdal on Wed 18th Sep 2013 09:08 UTC
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It's not just that FreeBSD has become a good way to get ZFS, but also that ZFS has become a core FreeBSD feature.

Practically speaking, that means that tools like their new package building system (poudriere) can use (and used to require) ZFS and snapshots to quickly create and destroy the clean environments the packages are built in. It also means that they have de-prioritized their previous RAID solutions, since ZFS is a better way to do almost anything where you pool a lot of disks ... at least unless you're memory-limited.

Edited 2013-09-18 09:10 UTC

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