What Bugged Drew Thaler About MacJournals’s Post on ZFS

Drew Thaler on the potential for ZFS to eventually become the default file system for Mac OS X:

The bizarre rants about ZFS wasting processor time and disk space. I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware that we were still using 30MHz machines with 1.44MB floppies. ZFS is great specifically because it takes two things that modern computers tend to have a surplus of — CPU time and hard disk space — and borrows a bit of it in the name of data integrity and ease of use. This tradeoff made very little sense in, say, 1992. But here in 2007 it’s brilliant.

Sunday, 7 October 2007