HAMMER filesystem update - design document

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at FreeBSD.org
Thu Oct 11 03:33:08 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 06:36:32PM -0400, Bill Hacker wrote:
> Dunno about Slowlaris, but from what is passing by on 7-CURRENT, despite 
> Pawel's excellent work, it 'seems to me' that ZFS is more fragile at the OS 
> & RAM resource level than even yesteryear's storage media was/is at the 
> hardware level.
> I can't put a lot of faith in a fs that knocks the whole box offline ev'ry 
> now and then...

Mind you, ZFS is marked as an experimental feature in FreeBSD and even
that, it is already used by many in production. The bug you are refering
to, is just a bug, and I believe it's already fixed, this is not like a
design flaw in ZFS, so your comment is simply unfair.

It took many years to design and many years to implement ZFS, and
believe me, it's not an easy task to create such advance piece of
software. I wish Matt the best, but I'm quite sceptical.

PS. I think Sun with his great work on Solaris is worth at least a bit
of respect by getting the "Solaris" spelling right.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek                       http://www.wheel.pl
pjd at FreeBSD.org                           http://www.FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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