Not amazing news but an official announcement nonetheless: Saw this (www.macnn.com/articles/07/06/06/zfs.in.leopard/) and I couldn’t resist posting. This means a few things:
- Sun figured out how to make ZFS bootable (at least on OSX)
- Someone figured out how to deal with ZFS and resource forks (I can’t believe they are willing to break compatibility with so much software otherwise).
Now I just need a Mac so I can run some benchmarks before and after. I have some buddies that might oblige – finally the Macs get a decent FS.
Now if only Apple could lose the silly Mach legacy, it’s a common misconception that the kernel in OSX is FreeBSD – it ain’t. Run lmbench (www.bitmover.com/lmbench/) on different platforms and compare results such as context switching, thread creation and whatnot. Then you’ll see why OSX can’t always make a decent server OS.