Posted by: fudanchii | December 20, 2008

zfs already used in BSD, what’s goin on with linux?

uhmm…
that was my very first question about zfs I know you can use zfs via fuse, but still it’s officially not supported. BSD itself still have a lot of works to do, since they missing some key feature on zfs. BSD’s zfs kernel module still doesn’t implement iSCSI, as far as I know… also both of disk and memory load will insanely increased only from a bit high public ftp server operation.

and what about linux?
from random searching on google, I found some forum talking about this matter… and linux developers said there’s a long way to go before linux can officially using zfs as native file system… kind of disappointing for me…

so what linux lacking so much that makes zfs hardly to use…
uhmmm…first is their licenses
while Sun release zfs on CDDL, linux was released under GPLv2, which is incompatible in some terms like how code distributed, how binary distributed, etc etc…
and yes some peoples who working on that stuff were so strict on implementing this license… so zfs not gonna be packed with some linux distribution for the time being…

the next thing to patched is kernel architecture…
linux kernel has different memory allocation system compared to Solaris, and this is what happen right now on BSD… so to use zfs officially on linux, some feature on the kernel have to be tweaked first…

I believe there is another reason for linux not to use zfs, at least right now…
but it’s good to use zfs… all I just can say is “what an invent….” when I use it for the first time…

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  1. Well, kita tunggu hasil kerja keras Mr. Ricardo Correia.. Mudah2an berhasil.. Heheheheh


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