From BFS to ZFS: past, present, and future of file systems

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/past-present-future-file-systems.ars

A tongue-in-cheek historical review of most file systems, that can double as a quick history of operating systems. I found it hillarious! The ZFS is the future!

One Response

  1. Nobody comments on my articles. Oh well, I liked the part:
    “The Zetabyte File System, announced in 2004, is a 128-bit file system that supports files of ridiculous file sizes (16 exabytes) and an absolutely ludicrous limit of 256 zettabytes (2 to the power of 78 bytes) for the total accessible size of the file system. Project leader Jeff Bonwick said that “Populating 128-bit file systems would exceed the quantum limits of earth-based storage. You couldn’t fill a 128-bit storage pool without boiling the oceans.” It would literally take a computer made of pure energy, emitting enough energy to bring the entire world’s oceans to a boiling point, to fill up the limits of a 128-bit file system”
    If this isn’t cool, I know nothing……

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