When will ZFS become stable?

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jan 6 10:10:58 PST 2008

Ivan Voras wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Ivan Voras wrote:
>>> Robert Watson wrote:
>>>> I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet in the thread, but 
>>>> another thing worth taking into account in considering the stability 
>>>> of ZFS is whether or not Sun considers it a production feature in 
>>>> Solaris.  Last I heard, it was still considered an experimental 
>>>> feature there as well.
>>> Last I heard, rsync didn't crash Solaris on ZFS :)
>> [Citation needed]
> I can't provide citation about a thing that doesn't happen - you don't 
> hear things like "oh and yesterday I ran rsync on my Solaris with ZFS 
> and *it didn't crash*!" often.
> But, with some grains of salt taken, consider this Google results:
> * searching for "rsync crash solaris zfs": 790 results, most of them 
> obviously irrelevant
> * searching for "rsync crash freebsd zfs": 10,800 results; a small 
> number of the results is from this thread, some are duplicates, but it's 
> a large number in any case.
> I feel that the number of Solaris+ZFS installations worldwide is larger 
> than that of FreeBSD+ZFS and they've had ZFS longer.

Almost all Solaris systems are 64 bit.


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