They was robbed. (ZFS under the hood)

I managed to get along to hear Jason Banham and Jarod Nash doing their “ZFS under the hood bonnet presentation as the last break out before the CEC party. This was as expected a “deep dive” not for the faint hearted but they covered the material so clearly and concisely I can say this was the best break out at a CEC I have ever attended. A must for any aspiring kernel engineer.

I understand why they did not get the prize for the best presentation, some people even left before the end, but to those who already have an idea as to how a file system works and are really interested in the internals of ZFS this is a brilliant talk.

One thing to be careful of though. They gave you a chocolate if you asked a question so sit a the front, that why if anyone around you asks a question you are less likely to be hit by the chocolate as Jarod would tend to through them across the room.

Comments:

Are slides from that presentation available?

Thanks.

Martin

Posted by martin on October 11, 2007 at 02:08 AM BST #

I thought this was one of the best sessions of the conference!

Posted by RIchard Robinson on October 11, 2007 at 10:12 AM BST #

I was also at this session. This was THE best session at CEC. Not only did they know the material extensively, but they both had the presentation skills to prevent it from being dry and boring.

Posted by Joe Fisher on October 11, 2007 at 11:47 AM BST #

I have to agree. This was a great session. Anyone who left the room should have been kicked on the way out. Some of the material in this session was over my head, but I know more now about ZFS. This session was very well presented and provided

Posted by Keith Rajecki on October 11, 2007 at 02:24 PM BST #

I too loved the session but was somewhat disturbed that one of the edge conditions not handled well by ZFS is the pool being full. (did I hear that right?) But this is the kind of information I want. Blunt, honest, well presented technical information.

The chocolates were a great idea to get people to participate but then, due to the participation, there sure were a lot of questions and the session ran over (OK I got two chocolates so who am I to comment;)

Anywho, good good. I just wish they had allotted two hours for this puppy.

Posted by Tom Bauer on October 11, 2007 at 11:13 PM BST #

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