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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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