This course covers the internal implementation of the ZFS file system. It uses a combination of source code and various tools available on SmartOS to examine the topics that are covered. Tools used include:zdb, DTrace, and mdb. The course starts with a description of theZFS on-disk format. It then moves to a description of how ZFS worksin the kernel. This will include examination of mounted ZFS file systems,how reads and writes work, and how storage is managed while it is being used.The course concludes with a brief look at some problems that mayarise when using ZFS, and possible ways of dealing with these problems.
On completion of this course, students will be able to:
This course is designed for anyone who has a need to know how ZFS works.This could be a developer, system administrator, and support/maintenance personnel.
Good knowledge of SmartOS internals (could be Solaris internals), or the SmartOS Internals course.
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