Re: Sun's ZFS and Linux

From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 15:37:43 EST

Theodore Ts'o wrote:
On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 11:38:16PM +0000, Tarkan Erimer wrote:

On Nov.16, Sun has open sourced the
) ZFS. I know that, It is licensed under CDDL. So, It is not GPL
compatible. In this situation, there is no way for Linux mainline. But
I wonder, is there anybody has a plan to port ZFS for Linux as a
separate patch ?

That wouldn't be a "port", it would have to be a complete
reimplementation from scratch. And, of course, of further concern
would be whether or not there are any patents that Sun may have filed
covering ZFS. If the patents have only been licensed for CDDL
licensed code, then that won't help a GPL'ed covered reimplementation.

What a great chance to try out userfs.

-bill davidsen (davidsen@xxxxxxx)
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me
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