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Old 12-15-2004, 09:20 AM   #1
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Reiser FS and ZFS

Hello all. I just read about
ZFS, Sun's new file system for Solaris 10 and want to know how does it compare to reiser4 as well as future versions of reiserfs.

Anything said by Sun or Microsoft has to be taken with a bag of salt, so when they say breakthrough, do they really mean it is that advanced? From my understanding, ZFS just improves on the file system internals such as the maximum limits and easing administration. I think this is pretty much similar to SGI's XFS which was mostly developed for in house use. It's very robust and scalable (to a limited degree). Reiser fs on the other hand (correct me if I'm wrong) is about a creating a much more general file system (name space)
with limitless extendibility/scalability (not just for size/performance).

So if ZFS is not the vaporware that WinFS is, is it overwhelmingly better than reiser4 or is reiser4 still ahead of the game?



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