Is anyone working on a port of ZFS to FreeBSD

Eric Anderson anderson at
Wed May 31 20:50:13 PDT 2006

pfgshield-freebsd at wrote:
> --- Eric Anderson <anderson at> ha scritto: 
> ...
>> ZFS surely is cool, but I'm not sure how much it benefits FreeBSD 
>> compared to something like journaling, or adding features to our 
>> existing filesystem, or even write support for one of the already ported 
>> read-only filesystems we have (like XFS, or reiserfs).
> I'm afraid adding write support to XFS or reiserfs is not easy, and then
> there's the license issue. ZFS might not have the best license either but we
> can work with it. Apple's updated HFS license is also something that could be
> worked with but Apple is interested in ZFS too so it must have something
> interesting ;-).

I realize how hard getting write support for one of those is, for 
certain.    You'd still have to go through the labor with ZFS though, 
unless you are talking about read-only support for it.  I don't know 
much about licensing stuff...

> NetBSD has a Journalling Google SoC, definitely interesting if they get far.
>     Pedro.

We did too last year, but it didn't complete.  I think Scott Long is 
back looking at it again (I've seen some hints of life in the p4 repo).


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
Anything that works is better than anything that doesn't.

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