ZFS – a manly filesystem

Sometimes people ask what I do. When I tell them, they quickly get that blank far-away stare in their eyes and wish they hadn’t asked. (Actually I have a bit of tact and make it quite simple).

So, in case you really do want to know what I do, part of my job is managing servers with massive amounts of disk attached. Advancements in filesystem design are very interesting, and it looks like Sun is developing a new way of doing things with ZFS. And what’s even more exciting is that Sun is going to Open Source Solaris (meaning you get all the code), which hopefully means ZFS will also be open sourced! Keeps my job interesting, and now you know what I do.

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