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dotnet
25th October 2009, 02:08 PM
Daring Fireball Linked List: Zed's Dead, Baby. Zed's Dead. (http://daringfireball.net/linked/2009/10/23/zfs)

We can only hope that Apple's attempts to evolve HFS+ into something modern and better performing bear fruit...

Cheers
Steffen

decryption
25th October 2009, 05:17 PM
Disappointing really.
I don't think it was because of the Oracle acquisition - I thought Jobs and Ellison were mates? Probably is because Apple has something up their sleeve that better it. ZFS is pretty cool though.

cosmichobo
25th October 2009, 05:48 PM
Back story?

I understand that HFS/+ is the Mac file system... ZFS I've never heard of...

Think we'll ever see a uniform system?

bartron
25th October 2009, 05:53 PM
Back story?

I understand that HFS/+ is the Mac file system... ZFS I've never heard of...

Think we'll ever see a uniform system?

ZFS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS), invented by SUN

From what I heard (hearsay) it was more to do with the licensing costs. Oracle wanted $X and Apple said "fuck it...for that amount we can roll our own" and so they are.

Lutze
25th October 2009, 06:24 PM
I think you are close Barton, but not quite.

I think that ZFS is not all Sun Microsystems own work. Apple was worried about the possible cost of being persued for royalties on something out of the blue and wanted guarantees put in place to ensure that didn't happen. NetApp appears to be claiming that some of the code is theirs.

When Oracle snapped up Sun the chances of that happening vanished.

@Cosmichobo - ZFS is, in theory, the shizzle in file systems. Basically you could have unlimited drives attached to your computer and the file system would treat them as one big disk, or otherwise how you wanted it. Fully secure, and fully backed up against things going pear shaped.

ZFS was in the list of things that were coming to Snow Leopard Server - it was pulled in the run up to release.

DeKa
25th October 2009, 08:26 PM
When Oracle snapped up Sun the chances of that happening vanished.

Hasn't happened yet: BBC NEWS | Business | EU warns Oracle over Sun takeover (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8319624.stm)