- Mar 19, 2018
its possible they'll implement most of the zfs stuff into xfsNever know ya IBM is the monkey wrench. They could decide paying for ZFS is less hassel. But Red Hat has been defaulting XFS for RHEL server for 3 years now... and the continue unlining XFS improvements. They as far as I know are still following their XFS roadmap.
This is from almost a year ago now... but ya so far the work on xfs continues. Hopefully IBM doens't abandon it and jump in with Oracle.
IBM is known from locking down and making things inaccessible to people. Remember blackice? After IBM bought it its gooone. Plenty projects like that. (they were bought, implemented deeply into base functionality of their most expensive systems - and became black unattainable boxes unless you buy their stuff at 100k/year)
(don't forget IBM plan for RHEL is to make windows competitor - it will get locked down like windows in due time.)