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Old 08-27-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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LXer: ZFS as a Linux kernel module? What is the point?


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This morning, I came across two Phoronix articles (here and here) generating some sort of hype with regards to a ZFS port for the Linux kernel, with article headlines as Native ZFS Is Coming To Linux Next Month. My response to this, as I will explain below is: Why?

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Who knows. ZFS under Linux will probably be as relevant as Reiser4, meaning not very relevant at all, since it is not even in the mainline kernel. Oracle does pretty much hold the licence to ZFS, and if they decided perhaps a while back in releasing ZFS to LGPL, then 'maybe' it could be included in the kernel, though I don't know if that would really be 'legal' still.
 
  


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