ZFS in Fedora?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 14:01:18 UTC 2007

Alan Cox wrote:
>> In an article in Information Week on November 5, 2007 I read, "What Sun's 
>> OpenSolaris Means For Open Source
>> Sun Microsystems has turned its Solaris operating system, which uses the 
>> next-generation ZFS file system, into an open-source project; free downloads 
>> are now available. " This is at:
>>  http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202802683
>> Does this mean that ZFS can be implemented in Fedora? Is anyone aware of a 
>> port?
> Sun have so far not made it available under GPLv2, and it isn't clear a
> parallel implementation done from scratch under GPLv2 would not fall foul
> of their patents. They've so far not replied to requests to clarify that.
> At the moment ZFS is also subject to lawsuits between NetApp and Sun.

Has anyone considered a fedora/RH userland on top of an OpenSolaris 
kernel like the Nexenta project does with Ubuntu?  Their recent work 
seems to be on commercially supported storage appliance software though 
and I'm not quite sure why the user side even matters there.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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