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LXer 11-24-2010 04:30 PM

LXer: ZFS For Linux Is Now Available To The Public!
 
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For those with some extra time this holiday week in the United States, perhaps you want to try out the ZFS file-system on Linux? As was said this week when publishing ZFS benchmarks on Linux using the native kernel module developed by LLNL/KQ Infotech, the public release of this kernel module wasn't going to happen until the first week of January. Fortunately, we have been successful in overwhelming KQ Infotech with lots of interested users, so they have decided to go ahead and make the current beta ZFS Linux module available to the general public.

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Kenny_Strawn 11-25-2010 01:29 AM

Oh, yeah, like I am *EVER* going to use a binary blob to support a file system. The two *NEVER* mix. Why? Because if you have an FS in the form of a binary blob, it's impossible to run the system off of it unless you pay for the binary blob first and then install Linux.

Jeebizz 11-25-2010 11:03 AM

Who said anything about paying? It is provided freely. Also if you are using an ATI or NVIDIA graphics card, guess what you are already using a binary blob. Don't like any kind of binary blobs? Try OpenBSD.

Also had you probably bothered to read the entire article:

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From http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=ODgyNA

For those wanting to see the source-code to the ZFS module and related dependencies like SPL (the Solaris Porting Layer module for bringing some bits of Solaris to the Linux kernel) and the user-space utilities, which are based upon the original LLNL ZFS work, here's a hint: checkout the KQ Infotech's RPMs for Fedora 12 as the source RPMs are bundled there.

Kenny_Strawn 11-25-2010 08:38 PM

Did I even mention that binary blobs weren't good at all? No!

I only mentioned that they make terrible FS drivers. Why? Because then you can't boot your computer without the binary blob installed.

Kenny_Strawn 11-25-2010 08:41 PM

On top of what I previously posted: Who knows when Orac£e with their evil tentacles that reach into every corner of FOSS will kill this off?

MrCode 11-26-2010 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeebizz
if you are using an ATI or NVIDIA graphics card, guess what you are already using a binary blob.

Actually, AFAIK some distros ship with the "nv" driver for NVIDIA cards (although this doesn't provide 3D; nouveau [supposedly] does, but it's still unstable as far as I've read :scratch:), and isn't there a FOSS ATI/AMD GPU driver that provides acceleration?

Jeebizz 11-26-2010 09:53 PM

Not that I know of. I don't know for ATI anyways, but in order to get 3D acceleration on NVIDIA cards, you have to use the binary provided by NVIDIA.


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