[kwlug-disc] Meeting topic request

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat Apr 13 15:17:37 EDT 2013

Since I brought it up (and claim to paying customers to know something
about it), I can do a half meeting on ZFS and how it has recently become
relevant for the Linux user.  It is a nice story involving government
sponsored open-source projects, nuclear weapons, software licensing
issues and supercomputers.

On 04/13/2013 02:29 PM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> All of this stuff about ZFS on Linux and btrfs sounds pretty
> interesting, but I doubt I am never going to bother learning about them
> until I have to and/or I am spoonfed information in a meeting. 
> My main questions: 
> - What are they?
> - What makes them cool?
> - Are distributions moving towards them, or will we stay with ext4 and
>   friends forever?
> - What does the future look like? (eg who is developing ZFS now that
>   Sun got eaten up?)
> - What are the implications for those of us who are mere mortals and
>   not bleeding-edge linux gurus? (aka "Why do we care?")
> Would any of you knowledgable brave souls be willing to give a talk
> on next generation filesystems? We could split an evening into one
> person talking about ZFS and another about btrfs (or perhaps some
> other filesystem we really should know about).
> - Paul

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