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ZFS not included with Snow Leopard Server?

updated 10:10 am EDT, Wed June 10, 2009

Snow Leopard includes ZFS?

The long-expected addition of ZFS to Snow Leopard Server may have been silently dropped. Although Apple has previously indicated that the file management system would be a part of Server, ZFS was not mentioned in yesterday's keynote, and is not listed in the features on Apple's website.

ZFS has been labeled an important development for Mac OS X, a supplement to Apple's current HFS+ and UFS read-only systems. The update would have added a tree-based 128-bit checksum system that verifies and corrects, and a pooled storage model, eliminating the need for partitions. It also would also have enabled live disk-scrubbing capabilities that read all storage blocks, and compare them to the 128-bit checksum tree to correct errors.

Apple has not issued any comment one way or another on the matter.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You don't expect Apple to actually give you what you want do you? ...only what they decide that they think that you want! :)

  1. boulder1259

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sun and legal problems...

    I believe someone filed a lawsuit against Sun regarding ZFS. My guess is lawyers killed this.

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    A file system...

    ...implementation isn't really something you can ship partially-working/broken and then fix later with an update.

    I'd bet Apple will get ZFS out before we see WinFS appear. Any takers? :-)

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: A file system

    Except ZFS is a proven working file system. One wonders why it would take so long to gain implementation (since it has been talked about for years).

  1. roberto

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i wwwish...


    i've been longing for ZFS by default for yonks

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