[nycbug-talk] ZFS committed to FreeBSD base.
carton at Ivy.NET
Fri Apr 6 15:14:20 EDT 2007
>>>>> "sk" == Steven Kreuzer <skreuzer at f2o.org> writes:
sk> - We don't have iSCSI target daemon in the tree, so sharing
sk> ZVOLs via iSCSI is also not supported at this point.
Is there a working iSCSI initiator for FreeBSD?
sk> There is no support for booting off of ZFS file system.
nor in Solaris. There is some clumsy mod to have a ZFS root on
Solaris/x86 only, but it's based on something like a Linux initrd
(ugly), and also not working on SPARC.
This is great, though! I've been using ZFS for about a year, and it
does solve real problems. The AFS-ish separation between pools and
filesystems is important for me, as are reliable, persistent,
performant shapshots and clones. And of course being able to make and
to fsck a multi-TB filesystem in a BSD plugs a big gap and one of the
things for which I had to use Linux.
Also maybe it will light a fire under Sun to prove that using their
FMA daemon to manage faults is really a benefit, not a liability, a
spaghetti disaster, and a bug mill compared to the old Unix way of
handling hardware failures and other exceptions in-context like
FreeBSD. Maybe Sun will clean up their disklabel mess, too (that's
another thing which is much less irritating in FreeBSD).
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