suggestion need to design an email system.

Scott M. Likens damm at
Thu Sep 18 02:33:48 EDT 2008

Hi David,

If you want ZFS you have several choices, OS X (Leopard), as there is a 
development version that supports RAID-Z and works quite well.  You 
can't boot off of it, but that will change in Snow Leopard.

Additionally you can use Opensolaris such as Nexenta, or you can use 
fuse to get ZFS into Linux. 

Truthfully I would rather use Nexenta to get ZFS which at least gives 
you a decent working system... Unlike a standard Solaris where you are 
forced to get either Sun One (Forte?) or an ancient version of gcc off 
of sunfreeware and start building.   :(

However I do look forward to the day when Sun dual licenses ZFS as GPL 
and sticks it in the Linux kernel and throws us all a wrench, for good 
or bad ZFS introduces some excellent overlooked ideas that it's about 
damned time someone introduced.


David Lang wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Sep 2008, Scott M. Likens wrote:
>> With ZFS your leaving a "ton" of stone-age worries behind.  You can go
>> much beyond inodes in the perks of ZFS.
> and gaining some new worries along the way. while some are convinced 
> that ZFS is the best thing ever others see it as trading a set of 
> known problems for a set of unknown problems (plus it severly limits 
> what OS you can run, which can bring it's own set of problems along)
> David Lang
>> Vincent Fox wrote:
>>> Wesley Craig wrote:
>>>>>  Maildir and cyrus both suffer from the same
>>>>> disadvantages (huge needs in terms of inodes etc.),
>>> With ZFS, inodes are among the many stone-age worries you leave behind.
>>> ;-)
>>> ----
>>> Cyrus Home Page:
>>> Cyrus Wiki/FAQ:
>>> List Archives/Info:
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>> Cyrus Home Page:
>> Cyrus Wiki/FAQ:
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