DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2009-02
Re: OT - was Hammer or ZFS based backup, encryption
On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Bill Hacker <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hopefully more 'good stuff' will be ported out of Solaris before it hits the
> 'too costly vs the alternatives' wall and is orphaned.
Btrfs has been merged into mainline Linux now, and although it's
pretty far behind ZFS in completeness at the moment, it represents a
far greater degree of flexibility and power. In a couple of years when
it's stable and user friendly, high-end storage solutions will move
back to Linux, after having given Sun a lot of contracts due
specifically to ZFS.
So Sun's options are to GPL/BSD ZFS and hope it gets used more so they
have some relevance left, or somehow attempt to be able to compete
with Linux and BSD's development pace and massive head start. I think
it's pretty clear where that'll go.
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