Re: what is our answer to ZFS?

From: Anton Altaparmakov
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 06:36:47 EST

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Andreas Happe wrote:
> On 2005-11-21, Alfred Brons <alfredbrons@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Thanks Paulo!
> > I wasn't aware of this thread.
> >
> > But my question was: do we have similar functionality
> > in Linux kernel?
> >>> Filesystems can be created instantaneously, snapshots and clones
> >>> taken, native backups made, and a simplified property mechanism
> >>> allows for setting of quotas, reservations, compression, and more.
> excepct per-file compression all thinks should be doable with normal in-kernel
> fs. per-file compression may be doable with ext2 and special patches, an
> overlay filesystem or reiser4.

NTFS has per-file compression although I admit that in Linux this is
read-only at present (mostly because it is low priority).

Best regards,

Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
Linux NTFS maintainer / IRC: #ntfs on
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