[OpenIndiana-discuss] [oi-dev] [illumos-Developer] OpenIndiana and illumos, part 2

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Sun Nov 21 22:48:09 UTC 2010

On Monday, November 22, 2010 04:11 AM, Gary wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 6:09 AM, Jose-Marcio Martins da Cruz wrote:
>> There are two kind of innovations : some which is the rewrite of something
>> which where already exists elsewhere (e.g. zfs under FreeBSD), and,
> I actually tried looking at that for a short time -- is it any good?
> How about the port to NetBSD? We're using NexentaStor licensed and
> community editions in production but I was merely trying to learn what
> features of ZFS they've implemented (not counting the newest ones
> found only in Solaris Express 11). It looks like the Wikipedia entry
> is fairly current as I haven't looked at it in a while.

FreeBSD's performance is way under par according to testing by 
zfsbuilds. But the FreeBSD guys claim old distro because FreeNAS was 
based on an older FreeBSD release then current so ymmv.

>> For the moment, Illumos has one one distrib : OpenIndiana.
>> The main goal now shall be to survive.
> AFAIK, SchilliX is thus far the only distribution based on Illumos as
> work to build OI on Illumos is still in progress.
>> But I hope OpenIndiana and Illumos will find the way to cooperate and create
>> a very good OS.
> Hear, hear!


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