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Re: Bug#651624: is zfs incompatible with the GNU Project ?

Hi all,

I appreciate everyone's interest in this matter, but it's completely
unrelated to bug #651624.

So please drop 651624@bugs.debian.org from CC, thanks!

2012/2/10, Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu>:
> On Thu, 9 Feb 2012, Hannes wrote:
>> I was under the impression that the ZFS kernel code in FreeBSD is original
>> work under the 2C-BSDL . At least the headers in
>> /usr/src/sys/cddl/compat/opensolaris/kern
>> give this impression.
>> So only the userland code (lib and tools) is under CDDL.
> My impression was that there was a specific effort to implement a set of
> headers and in-kernel hooks as original work under the BSDL, that would be
> sufficient to allow a CDDL-licensed module to be loaded at runtime and
> still supply ZFS functionality.
> This way, the stock kernel that is shipped is entirely BSDL, but the
> existing bulk of the CDDL ZFS code can be used with only minimal changes
> for compatibility.
> /usr/src/sys/modules/zfs/Makefile is enlightening on where things come
> from, most notably
> /usr/src/sys/cddl/contrib/opensolaris/uts/common/fs/zfs/.
> These files have the CDDL header in them.
> -Ben Kaduk
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Robert Millan

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