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Comment Re:OK Howto article, but missing key points (Score 2) 137

The site is what I used to set this up. The pool version is reported as 28 and filesystem version as 5. My apologies there. My objective with this article was to create a simple to follow tutorial on how to get it set up. My objective never was on how to use ZFS or DTrace. I'm intermediately familiar with ZFS, and very much a beginner when it comes to DTrace. Again, a "how-to use" tutorial was not my objective. There are far better sources for documentation on use. My article is just to get people an environment set up in which to test the platform. I had been toying around with the idea of ZFS and DTrace on Linux for a while, however, there was nothing like my article to help people in setting up a testbed system. So, that's what I wrote once I figured out how to make it all work together.

Comment Re:ZFS on Linux (Score 5, Informative) 137

I haven't done any performance testing so far. My objective with this was just as a proof of concept, if you will. I'm sure, if you are having kernel panics and absurdly slow IO/transfer speeds, the developers would welcome your input to make it better. Personally, I prefer LVM and ext4 for most uses. Again, this was more just to prove that it could be done.

Comment Re:Issue is not implementation (Score 5, Interesting) 137

The whole GPL/CDDL issue is still around, however, since the CDDL code is not added to the Linux Kernel, but instead a loadable kernel module distributed separately, it is possible to satisfy both the GPL of the Linux Kernel and the CDDL of ZFS and DTrace. Because of the incompatibility of CDDL with the GPL, you could not distribute a complete system using of Linux, ZFS, and DTrace. You can, however, distribute packages to allow people to build it themselves. This is what the authors of these projects have done.

Submission + - Making ZFS and DTrace work on Ubuntu Linux (

Liberum Vir writes: Many of the people that I talk with, that use solaris-like systems, mention ZFS and DTrace as the reasons they simply cannot move to Linux. So, I set out to discover how to make these two technologies work on the latest LTS release of Ubuntu. It turned out to be much easier than I expected. The ports of these technologies have come a long way. If you or someone you know is addicted to a solaris-like system because of ZFS and DTrace, please, inquire within.

Submission + - A Theory of Productive Spaces (

Liberum Vir writes: "Every business should be concerned with providing a productive space for it's people to do great work. I think most certainly aim for that. Why then, do so many people feel less productive at work than elsewhere? What can be done to make an average work space a great one? Well, here's my theory."

Comment No one likes onions? (Score 1) 285

Obviously, it would be a little less accessible, however, setting up and onion server for yourself would provide excellent anonymity. Though, I don't know of any host companies that could provide such a service. Seems it would defeat the purpose of and anonymity, but, if you were up for hosting yourself, it could work. Just google "the onion router" to look into it.

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