The ZFS team has been busy. Just last week they finished adding:

  • Hot spares
  • Clone swap
  • Double parity RAID-Z – or what we might call RAID-6 variable-width stripes

And In Other News
News to me: Eric Schrock is one of the ZFS engineers. Eric’s father, MIT professor Richard Schrock, was awarded a Nobel Prize for Chemistry last December (2005) for “the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis”. A surprisingly readable technical treatment pdf will give all you secret chemistry geeks the straight skinny. Congratulations to Eric and his father.

And you thought ZFS just seemed smart. . . .

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