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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.
    >> 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
    ( Not sure how it's going, though.
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