[Samba] filesystem of choice?

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Sun Jun 26 18:05:47 MDT 2011

On 6/26/2011 3:09 AM, Christ Schlacta wrote:
> ZFSonLinux is very nearly production ready, and I'm preparing to deploy
> it soon on a home server.  Just a few minor niceties missing for now,
> but all the essential features are in place, and the bugs are only
> trickling in and nothing major's come up in a while.

I think your personal definition of "production ready" is very different
from that of most folks WRT their production servers.  Case in point,
from:  http://zfsonlinux.org/faq.html

"The ZFS code can be modified to build as a CDDL licensed kernel module
which is not distributed as part of the Linux kernel. This makes a
Native ZFS on Linux implementation possible if you are willing to
download and build it yourself."

Carefully note the last sentence.  Most SAs aren't going to be
comfortable with such a situation, for many glaringly obvious reasons.
As long as it's tied to the CDDL, requires manual installation, and has
no support from distros (RedHat/SuSE), ZFS Linux will never be
production ready, at least not for the majority.


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