[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

Mike Meredith very at zonky.org
Sat May 8 04:49:49 CDT 2010

On Sat, 8 May 2010 01:34:13 -0600, Dan Duncan wrote:
> HP released TRU64's AdvFS filesystem as GPL in 2008.  I'd love to see
> someone port that.  It was doing all the shiny new ZFS bells and
> whistles in 1993.

Unless they've dramatically improved it since Tru64 V.5, no it doesn't.
Oh, it was pretty good in it's day but it didn't have _quite_ the same
level of ease of use as ZFS, lacked some of the features -
checksums, compression, encryption, deduplication. Admittedly it did do
one thing that ZFS currently lacks (and really needs) - removal of
disks from a "storage pool" including migrating all of the data to
other disks in the pool.

It's limits are also looking a little limiting these days.

Mike Meredith (http://zonky.org/)
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