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ZFS writeable on Leopard


Ai Haibara
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Hello, I know anybody has got his copy of Leopard, but I was searching over the internet looking for info about ZFS implementation.

I've found two interesting things:

http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/zfs-...une/028730.html

This is the first one. As you can read, it seems that actually Leopard provides a ZFS.kext read-only capable, but that in the future you'll maybe get a read-write version from Apple's developer site.

But the second link is far more interesting:

http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/zfs-...une/028820.html

This has been posted a few hours ago.

Well, it seems that actually you CAN make Leopard able to read-write ZFS partitions and pools! There's a little difference between Leopard and Solaris, but as you can see that developer has found out a workaround to get Leopard able to write ZFS pools, even from the Finder.

Well, he says that you need to mount manually the kext, but I think that it could be done automatically with some modifies in the rc script and a refresh of Extensions.kextcache and Extensions.mkext.

 

Do you think what he said is actually true? If it is, it could be huge. :)

Sherry Haibara

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Yeah, it appears to be nonsense. Anyway, if this trick work, it's gonna be possible read and write ZFS volumes even from the Finder. Sadly I'm not a "super-fantastic-premium-Apple Developer Connection" developer, so I need to wait before test anything.

Sherry Haibara

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