Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Dec 2005 23:44 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
BSD and Darwin derivatives Fans of DragonFly BSD will be getting their Christmas present late this year, and plans for 1.5 have been announced. MP safe networking code, the long awaited cache coherency management system, and a port of Sun's ZFS. Read here for more. Update: Refresh, empty cache, whatever, and check the shiny new beastie icon! And there was much rejoicing. Can we now please discuss DragonFly BSD?
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RE[2]: ZFS License
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 14:01 UTC in reply to "RE: ZFS License"

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Linux is well known for its reliability. Servers often stay up for years. However, disk I/O is non-synchronous by default, which is less reliable for transaction based operations, and can produce a corrupted filesystem after a system crash or power failure.

That link is choke full of misinformation. Just a few examples,

"Linux does not use any version control system so all bug-fixes and enhancements must be emailed back and forth on mailing lists and ultimately submitted to the one person (Linus) who has authority to commit the code to the tree."

Wrong. Linux uses a distributed source code management system called git and for several years before that bitkeeper. You can find all the change sets at

"[Bad]The Linux ext2 filesystem gets its performance from having an asynchronous mount."

Incorrect. Linux ext3 filesystems mount it the same as freebsd mount by default

"The situation has improved somewhat recently and the 2.4 release of the Linux kernel introduced a new virtual memory system based on the same concepts as the FreeBSD VM system."

2.4 is not recent by any stretch of imagination

"This problem is compounded by the fact that distributions like Red Hat tend to turn on notoriously insecure services by default.
Outright lies. Majority of daemons on RHEL or Fedora only listens to the local loopback device and not to any external network by default. They both are the first mainstream operating systems in the world to come with MAC based security by default using SELinux and hence are much more secure than any version of BSD

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