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Why not just use Linux?

Why not just use Linux?

Posted Sep 29, 2011 11:52 UTC (Thu) by slashdot (guest, #22014)
Parent article: SmartOS: virtualization with ZFS and KVM

Why not just use Linux instead of wasting time on porting KVM to Solaris?


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Why not just use Linux?

Posted Sep 29, 2011 13:06 UTC (Thu) by anselm (subscriber, #2796) [Link]

Judging from their web site they are big fans of ZFS. If ZFS, and in particular the speed of ZFS, is your major selling point, it makes sense to hang on to Solaris, especially if you manage to port KVM in a way that doesn't violate its license. Consider that the license on ZFS precludes putting it into the Linux kernel, so running Linux is currently not a viable proposition for ZFS speed freaks.

Why not just use Linux?

Posted Sep 29, 2011 17:32 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

if they can beat the license incompatibility of putting Linux code into Solaris, why wouldn't the exact same approach work for putting Solaris code into Linux?

If they can't beat the license incompatibility, they can't distribute the result anyway.

Why not just use Linux?

Posted Sep 30, 2011 0:23 UTC (Fri) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

Hasn't Linus also stated that even if ZFS were GPL he wouldn't accept it? Something about it doing too much in an fs layer or something.


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