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    Talking ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    Could ZFS be coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?
    Check out this blog entry by the creator of ZFS sitting down for a beer with Linus Torvalds: http://blogs.sun.com/bonwick/entry/casablanca

    I know this is just speculation right now, but I am dieing to figure out what all of this is about. I've searched the internet to find out more information on this but my ninja-Google skillz just aren't that great. Does anyone have any further information on this?
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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    ZFS on Linux could be great,

    but it could also mean Linus is going to work for/with Sun.

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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    I totally don't understand that page.
    Pictures, Peanut butter, then speculation out of the blue!?
    I guess you have to be in the know.

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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Methuselah View Post
    I totally don't understand that page.
    Pictures, Peanut butter, then speculation out of the blue!?
    I guess you have to be in the know.
    Yah, I wish someone "in the know" would post some useful info on this.
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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Methuselah View Post
    I totally don't understand that page.
    Pictures, Peanut butter, then speculation out of the blue!?
    I guess you have to be in the know.
    Must be an inside joke...
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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    I do not see it happening unless Sun changes the license as the current license is uncompatible with the GPL.

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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I do not see it happening unless Sun changes the license as the current license is uncompatible with the GPL.
    ...even though it's open source.

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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    ZFS will probably eventually come to Linux, but not for a while, I would guess.
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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    Quote Originally Posted by billgoldberg View Post
    ZFS on Linux could be great,

    but it could also mean Linus is going to work for/with Sun.
    Linus is a git. He will not not work for/with Sun, Sun will work for him, but he will take credit. Some another Sun blogger, points to that post with a title "ZFS pics".

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    If you stare at the pictures very closely you can see a slight trace of a flying EeePC, which Linus used to create one more git tree which has ZFS integrated and it is compiling while they two are out on the terrace.
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    Re: ZFS coming to Linux (Ubuntu)?

    What advantages would ZFS have over Ext3? I've heard a lot of positive talk about ZFS, but rarely any negative talk. However, I just read this on another forum:
    There are plenty of things in ZFS that would suck to have to deal with every day. For instance, all of the redundancy it affords comes at the cost of increased disk usage -- a 1GB file can take up 2GB or more of disk. Each FS attribute that isn't built into ZFS uses an additional *128kb* per file -- so every 4kb file with half a dozen attributes (of which any modern OS has tens of thousands) suddenly takes up over a MB.

    Having an expanding storage pool is cool, but the problem in the current implementation is that you can't *shrink* the pool. If you add a disk to your system you *can never remove it* without reformatting the entire array. In a server maybe that's fine, but the hell if I'm going to deal with that **** on my desktop
    Is this true?
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