ZFS coming to Mac OS X?
ZFS, Sun’s ultimate single machine file system, may be coming to Mac OS X sooner rather than later. At least that what a message on the ZFS mailing list would have you believe.
When I first looked at ZFS, I found it to be the best filesystem I’ve ever used. In fact I believe that a commercial company could make a great deal of money porting it to Linux and supporting it. Having it available on my Mac systems would be equally awesome but probably not a big money maker. Apple should definitely look at offering it as an option, at least on Mac OS X Server. It has many of the important features of HFS+ including attributes and adds to that snapshots, self-healing, and better than RAID reliability. Hopefully someone is looking at making the whole thing clusterable as well without having to resort to NFS.