suggestion need to design an email system.

David Lang david.lang at
Thu Sep 18 02:40:40 EDT 2008

On Wed, 17 Sep 2008, Scott M. Likens wrote:

> 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.

fuse on linux is not a real option for most uses due to the performance hit.

so you have OS X and Solaris (with opensolaris varients), that's not a very wide 
supproted base for running servers.

> 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.   :(

no comment

> 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.

I don't disagree that ZFS is a prod to get development on filesystems moving 
again or to say that they didn't introduce any good ideas, but I do disagree 
with people who seem to think that ZFS is perfect, and is so much better then 
any other filesystem that the availablity of ZFS should be the only 
consideration on what OS to run.

David Lang

> Scott
> 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.
>>>> ;-)
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