ZFS committed to the FreeBSD base.

Randall Stewart rrs at cisco.com
Sat Apr 7 11:05:04 UTC 2007

Great work Pawel...

I see you posted a quick start ... I will have
to move my laptop to use this as its non-root fs's :-D


Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm happy to inform that the ZFS file system is now part of the FreeBSD
> operating system. ZFS is available in the HEAD branch and will be
> available in FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE as an experimental feature.
> Commit log:
>   Please welcome ZFS - The last word in file systems.
>   ZFS file system was ported from OpenSolaris operating system. The code
>   in under CDDL license.
>   I'd like to thank all SUN developers that created this great piece of
>   software.
>   Supported by:	Wheel LTD (http://www.wheel.pl/)
>   Supported by:	The FreeBSD Foundation (http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/)
>   Supported by:	Sentex (http://www.sentex.net/)
> Limitations.
>   Currently ZFS is only compiled as kernel module and is only available
>   for i386 architecture. Amd64 should be available very soon, the other
>   archs will come later, as we implement needed atomic operations.
> Missing functionality.
>   - We don't have iSCSI target daemon in the tree, so sharing ZVOLs via
>     iSCSI is also not supported at this point. This should be fixed in
>     the future, we may also add support for sharing ZVOLs over ggate.
>   - There is no support for ACLs and extended attributes.
>   - There is no support for booting off of ZFS file system.
> Other than that, ZFS should be fully-functional.
> Enjoy!

Randall Stewart
NSSTG - Cisco Systems Inc.
803-345-0369 <or> 803-317-4952 (cell)

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