brad at heeltoe.com
Mon Jun 23 09:17:13 CDT 2008
David Holland wrote:
>Via the grapevine...
>Doesn't mean a great deal to me, since I've never even seen a Tru64 box,
>but thought it might be of interest to someone.....
I've been drooling over Sun's "zfs" lately, which seems to have many of
the same features. But zfs is not gpl - worse, it appears to be
purposefully anti-gpl. Since Sun wrote it they can do as they please,
but it seems a shame to lock it out of linux (for me anyway).
I wonder how advfs and zfs compare in terms of stability and resource
use. Also, advfs does not mention the "self repairing" features of zfs
which make it so tempting for long term archiving (there, now i'm inside
the bounds :-) I do worry about long term corruption and zfs seems to
have that solved (i.e. a simple raid-1 setup will save you)
Word on the street is that zfs is *very* resource intensive and best run
in 64 bit kernels, but that when run the pool and self repairing features
make it very easy to administer.
I'd be curious to hear if anyone is using zfs for long term archival and
how they feel about being glued to solaris to use it. (aside: I used to
be a serious solaris weenie back in the day, so I'm a fan, but linux
just became so much more practical at some point)
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