While the upgrade to 10.6 failed miserably, I used the rest of this Sunday to install 10.6 from scratch and now we have:
$ uname -rv 10.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0: Fri Jul 31 22:47:34 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1456.1.25~1/RELEASE_I386I was curious about the ZFS port from macosforge.org, since Apple removed ZFS from the Desktop versions of OSX and lo and behold it's still working:
# zpool create tank0 /mnt/tmp/file-* # time cp -a /opt /Volumes/tank0 real 0m16.847s user 0m0.776s sys 0m8.703s # zpool list NAME SIZE USED AVAIL CAP HEALTH ALTROOT tank0 286M 124M 162M 43% ONLINE -Well, ~7MB/s is not really fast, but it's working and that's great news for everyone in need of a real filesystem. (I mean, just a few hours ago a journaled, case-sensitive HFS Plus volume wouldn't let me turn on FileVault, this is just ridiculous!)
In other news, what the heck is this?
# file /bin/ls /bin/ls: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures /bin/ls (for architecture x86_64): Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64 /bin/ls (for architecture i386): Mach-O executable i386 # file /*bin/* /usr/*bin/* | grep -c ppc 579I thought Apple threw those overboard with Snow Leopard?
Update I: the ZFS MacOS Forge project has been discontinued and Apple seems to kick out ZFS altogether, apparently due to licensing issues.
Update II: Another post has a few more details/speculations on this issue and someone set up a new mac-zfs git tree - yay!