Fedora 37 Looks To Ship With Stratis Storage 3.1 Support
Stratis Storage started out when Red Hat decided to deprecate Btrfs in RHEL to then develop this Rust-written project to provide next-gen storage with ZFS/Btrfs-like functionality while leveraging the mature XFS file-system and other existing components like Device Mapper. Stratis continues to be improved upon by Red Hat engineers although it doesn't seem to have the significant interest that many of their other projects do. Additionally, since Stratis started, Fedora Workstation has since shifted over to using Btrfs by default and that file-system continuing to mature and see increasing adoption.
Stratis 3.1 released last month with improvements to the block layer management code, simplified pool creation, D-Bus interface improvements, and a variety of other enhancements. A Fedora change proposal has now been filed for getting Stratis 3.1 into Fedora 37. The change proposal states, "Stratis 3.1.0 includes significant improvements to the management of the thin-provisioning layers, as well as a number of other user-visible enhancements and bug fixes."
The change proposal is a simple formality for getting the latest Stratis version into this next Fedora Linux release albeit is not about changing any default configurations or the like. The change proposal still needs to work its way through the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee but will presumably pass with ease.
A lot of feature work continues building up for Fedora 37 which should debut before the end of October.
Have you ever made use of Red Hat's #Stratis Storage?— Phoronix (@phoronix) June 24, 2022