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ZFS File-System On Linux Keeps Marching Along

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Published on 19 September 2012 03:01 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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For those interested in the native port of ZFS to Linux, the work being done by LLNL and others continues to advance.

ZFS 0.6.0-rc11 along with a matching release of SPL, the Solaris Porting Layer, were released on Tuesday.

Brian Behlendorf announced the release of ZFS 0.6.0-rc11 with support for ZVOL-based SWAP devices, support for pre-emptible kernels, vastly improved msync() performance, improved behavior under low memory conditions, improved zpool import search behavior, zstreamdump from Illumos, zfs get -t datatype support, and a few fixes.

Some of these ZFS improvements were back-ported from the Illumos project.

More details can be found from the ZFS release announcement.

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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 .
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