[OpenAFS] Re: Overview? Linux filesystem choices

Robert Milkowski milek@task.gda.pl
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 20:56:51 +0100

On 30/09/2010 19:12, Andrew Deason wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:00:08 +0200
> Stephan Wiesand<stephan.wiesand@desy.de>  wrote:
>> Alas, ZFS is only available with an OS that's *really* troublesome to
>> maintain. Frankly, I wouldn't mind the cost. But those patch orgies
>> make Solaris a no-go here. And two decades after the invention of RPMS
>> and DEBs, they come up with ... IPS. Sorry, no matter how good and
>> exceptional ZFS may be, it's just not worth it...
> Technically you also have Nexenta, though I personally don't know how
> much better it actually is. Recent developments have also made me wonder
> about the possibility of a Debian GNU/Illumos or whatever it would be
> called.
Well, that's what Nexenta is, isn't it?
I mean it is based on Debian + Solaris kernel (including zfs, dtrace, 
...) - and yes, it does use dpkg, etc.

See http://www.nexenta.org/

Robert Milkowski