[rescue] Oracle kills Solaris

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Wed Sep 6 17:09:46 CDT 2017

On 09/06/17 16:07, Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> The code will drive you insane, though.  There's a very thick layer of
> glue to make FreeBSD's VFS system look like what ZFS expects, to make
> FreeBSD's synchronization primitives look like what ZFS expects, and to
> make ZFS's memory allocator not trainwreck into the rest of the kernel.
> ZFS on Linux probably has similar glue (although I've not looked at that
> code).

Yup, it does.  It's called the Solaris Porting Layer.

> Thanks to the patent provisions of the CDDL, that glue will never go away
> until the patents expire, Oracle changes the license, or Oracle disclaims
> the patents.  CDDL only grants patent protection for the unmodified
> portions of code.

Aaaaah ...  a succinct statement of the problem.

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