1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

ZFS File-System On Linux Moves Along

Free Software

Published on 16 August 2012 04:46 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
18 Comments

A new release of the native ZFS file-system module implementation for the Linux kernel (not the FUSE-based ZFS) has been released by the team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The features for the spl/zfs-0.6.0-rc10 release include:

- Added zpool persistent comment field
- Added zfs "clones" property
- Added zfs "written" and "written@..." properties
- "zfs send" can estimate stream size
- "zfs destroy" can determine how much space will be reclaimed when destroying multiple datasets
- Added "zpool reguid" command
- Fixed "zpool online -e" device expansion
- ZVOL discard improvements
- Linux 3.5 compatibility
- Initial support to automate the processes of patching your kernel to include built in support for ZFS.

Release candidates of version 0.6 for ZFS and the Solaris Porting Layer (SPL) have been coming out for the past eighteen months now. The most recent ZFS On Linux benchmarks were completed back in June. LLNL's implementation is much faster than the FUSE-based ZFS.

The latest open-source code for this native ZFS Linux implementation can be found at ZFSOnLinux.org. The release announcement for this RC10 release can be found on zfs-announce.

Sadly this file-system implementation still stands no chance of being accepted within the mainline Linux kernel since Oracle continues to license ZFS under the GPL-incompatible CDDL.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux News
  1. Fedora 22 Is Being Released Next Tuesday
  2. OpenWRT 15.05 Preparing Improved Security & Better Networking
  3. Using The New LLVM/Clang OpenMP Support
  4. Zapcc Claims To Be A "Much Faster C++ Compiler"
  5. Godot 1.1 Engine Release Brings New 2D Engine
  6. Intel VA-API Driver 1.6 Is Coming
  7. Canonical Is Reportedly Considering An IPO
  8. GNOME 3.18 - GTK3 Now Supports RandR 1.5
  9. Fedora 22 Risks Being Delayed Beyond Next Week
  10. Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released
  11. LibreOffice 5.0 Beta 1 Released
  12. Allwinner Publishes New CedarX Open-Source Code
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  2. The State Of Various Firefox Features
  3. Intel Iris Graphics Performance With Mesa 10.6
  4. Fedora Workstation 22 Is Looking Great, Running Fantastic
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Linux 4.0 Kernel Currently Has An EXT4 Corruption Issue
  2. AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing
  3. Oculus Rift Suspends Linux Development To Focus On Windows
  4. Microsoft Open-Sources The Windows Communication Foundation
  5. LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been Branched
  6. Another HTTPS Vulnerability Rattles The Internet
  7. Linux 4.1-rc4 Kernel Arrives A Day Late
  8. Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives