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SubjectRe: Please add ZFS support (from GPL sources)
Mihai Donțu wrote:
> On Thursday 17 July 2008, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Fred . wrote:
>>> Previously we have not been able to have ZFS support due to it being
>>> licensed under the CDDL and the kernel under the GPL.
>>>
>>> Sun have contributed ZFS support to GRUB under the GPL license. We
>>> could now use that code to implement support for ZFS in the Linux
>>> kernel.
>>>
>>> http://blogs.sun.com/darren/entry/zfs_under_gplv2_already_exists
>> From what I can see, it is an absolutely-minimal readonly implementation.
>
> There are a number of fs drivers in the kernel which provide read-only
> support. The GPL-ed code might not be much (I haven't looked at it), but if
> someone would spend some time to write a nice, clean patch which can be
> easily improved, I think there would be at least one user out there who would
> find it useful.
>
> Of course, this could open a door for all kinds of incomplete drivers, but
> these days people seem nuts about ZFS.
>
> In second thoughts, maybe a fuse based driver would be better. :)
>

I think there's already work being done for zfs on fuse
(http://www.wizy.org/wiki/ZFS_on_FUSE). Not sure how it's going, though.
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