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[News] Linux 2.6.35 Adds Performance Changes to Improve Kernel Space

  • Subject: [News] Linux 2.6.35 Adds Performance Changes to Improve Kernel Space
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:08:30 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Is Torvalds reducing bloat in Linux 2.6.35 ?

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| Linus Torvalds has commented in the past that 
| he thought that the Linux kernel was too 
| bloated. To date though, not much (if 
| anything) has been done to combat Linux bloat, 
| but that might just be changing with the 
| upcoming Linux 2.6.35 release.
| [...]
| I've heard kernel developer Andrew Morton 
| answer questions about how to address Linux 
| bloat. Basically his standard answer is that 
| if someone wants to tackle the problem they 
| should go out and do it.



Linux 2.6.35-rc2

,----[ Quote ]
| So -rc2 is out there, and hopefully fixes
| way more problems than it introduces.


ZFS for the Linux kernel

,----[ Quote ]
| Developers at the Lawrence Livermore
| National Laboratory have cooperated with
| Oracle to port large parts of Solaris' ZFS
| file system to the Linux kernel. Their aim
| is to make the distributed Lustre file
| system available under Linux with ZFS.
| [...]
| Native ZFS for Linux can be compiled with
| kernel versions up to 2.6.32; among the
| tested platforms are the 2.6.32 kernel in
| Fedora 12 and in the beta version of Red
| Hat Enterprise Linux 6, as well as the
| 2.6.18 kernel in RHEL 5. The build
| requires the Solaris Porting Layer and a
| 64-bit Linux system.


Uptake of native Linux ZFS port hampered by license conflict

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| A group of open source software developers
| working at Lawrence Livermore National
| Laboratory (LLNL) have implemented a
| native Linux port of Sun's ZFS filesystem.
| Although the code is functional and
| available for download (but not
| production-ready yet), it cannot be merged
| upstream or shipped in binary form with
| the Linux kernel due to a licensing
| conflict. Sun distributes the OpenSolaris
| source code under its own Common
| Development and Distribution License
| (CDDL), which is incompatible with GNU's
| General Public License (GPL).


Nexenta Leverages OpenSolaris and ZFS for Enterprise Storage


10 Reasons Why ZFS Rocks

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| Sun's (NASDAQ: JAVA) open-source ZFS file system
| has some amazing features. It was originally
| designed for Solaris and unveiled in 2005, but
| you'll also find it in OpenSolaris and related
| distributions. In the future it may well become
| a popular file system to run with Linux and BSD
| as well.


FreeNAS 0.7 adds ZFS support

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| The FreeNAS developers have announced the
| availability of version 0.7 of FreeNAS (code
| named Khasadar), a FreeBSD-based Network-
| attached storage (NAS) UNIX-like server
| operating system. FreeNAS includes a full Web
| configuration graphical user interface (GUI)
| and supports the FTP, NFS, CIFS (Samba), AFP,
| rsync and iSCSI protocols and software RAID
| (0,1,5).

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