[Samba] filesystem of choice?

Christ Schlacta lists at aarcane.org
Sun Jun 26 23:44:41 MDT 2011

On 6/26/2011 17:18, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> On 6/26/2011 5:13 PM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 01:09:38AM -0700, 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'd certainly not trust it to a ~100TB multi server multi SAN
>>> environment yet, but soon~  zvol has been there from zfs for a
>>> while, so if you want xfs on ZFS in your environment, that's the
>>> closest I'd trust it in production yet.
>> Is this the ZFS port to the Linux kernel ? If so it's interesting
>> but rather limiting as the CDDL license makes it impossible for
>> anyone to distribute as a combined work - rules out adoption by
>> and Linux distros or commercial entities for example :-(.
>> Shame, really does seem like a nice filesystem.
> Exactly.  What puzzles me is that Oracle released BTRFS under GPL.
> Oracle now owns ZFS as well.  Why aren't they GPL'ing ZFS for full
> inclusion in Linux, and filesystem licensing consistency?  Do they fear
> this eroding SPARC box sales?  Other market forces have almost killed
> SPARC already so I can't see that as a legitimate concern.  Ellison
> obviously has some $$ reason for not GPL'ing ZFS, whether based in
> market reality or not.
they're trying to un-entrench their company in all the philanthropy, so 
they bought some stuff that wasn't encumbered with the GPL.  (my 
personal opinion on their perspective, not official in any capacity)

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