Re: file systems
- From: Chris Brennan <xaero@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:10:10 -0400
On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 9:44 PM, prad <prad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Chris Brennan <xaero@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
CDDL isn't a BSD Licence, it's the licence that's used by what was Sunsorry my mistake for thinking zfs was bsd (even after you said it was
Microsystems and is now Oracle.
cddl)! i was confusing it with the fact that you can use zfs via
freebsd). thx for the correction.
i looked it up and the key point for me is that
"The Free Software Foundation considers it a free software license that
is incompatible with the GNU General Public License (GPL)."
The BSD Licence and GNU can co-exists quitei'd forgotten this largely i think due to some of the hostility
well and have for a very long time.
demonstrated on the excellent freebsd mailist towards gpl (a few years
i guess this is also why you can actually have debian/freebsd then.
furthermore, we bridge the incompatibilities perhaps:
zfs --> cddl||bsd --> bsd||gpl --> debian(gpl)/freebsd(bsd)
i'm not up on the licensing protocols so i'm just guessing here.
No worries, couldn't hurt to read up on CDDL, *BSD Licences and
GNU/GPL. As for your general Filesystem needs, XFS or XFS-LVM is probably
the smart way to go.
You mentioned something about doing this on USB (solid-state?) storage? You
might want to also consider reading up on USB's general policy about write
few, read many. In a nutshell, most USB devices don't like to be written to
many many times (such as a busy *primary* FS). They have a limited
shelf-life of writes )wear leveling) before they go bad (I have an OCZ ATV
rubber thumb drive that has suffered this.) This is why they tell you
defragmenting SSD's is a *VERY* bad idea, you significantly reduce the write
ability of the device.
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