Apple is reportedly considering plans to port Solaris ZFS to Mac OS X. An email message purported to come from Sun's Eric Kustarz claims: "Here's some exciting news! Chris Emura, the filesystem development manager within Apple's CoreOS organization is interested in porting Solaris ZFS to OS X."
Kustarz adds: "Speaking for the ZFS team (at Sun), this is great news and we fully support the effort." Unix-based, ZFS is an innovative new file system that's part of the Solaris 10 OS. Describing it, Sun distinguished engineer and chief architect of ZFS Jeff Bonwick says: "We've rethought everything and rearchitected it. We've thrown away 20 years of old technology that was based on assumptions no longer true today."