ZFS On Linux Is Called Stable & Production Ready

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 11 September 2014 at 11:05 AM EDT. 25 Comments
ZFS on Linux is now considered production-ready by one of the biggest contributors to the ZFSOnLinux project.

Richard Yao, the second most prolific contributor to ZFSOnLinux and who recently jointed ClusterHQ container data management company, wrote a blog post for his new employer about the state of ZFS on Linux.

Richard firmly believes that the ZFSOnLinux work is stable and production ready. Richard believes it is production ready since key ZFS data integrity features are working on the Linux port, ZFS runtime stability on Linux is comparable to other file-systems, and the Linux port is nearly at feature parity to ZFS on Solaris and BSD.

Those wishing to learn more about the state of ZFS on Linux at length can read the ClusterHQ blog. You can try the file-system support at ZFSOnLinux.org.

I'll have some updated ZFS Linux benchmarks on Phoronix in the near future. While ZFS may be stable and production ready on Linux, it's too bad it still has no chances of being mainlined in the Linux kernel until Oracle were to relicense the Sun ZFS file-system source-code under a GPL-friendly license, which at this point they have no intentions to and keeps ZoL as a set of out-of-tree modules.
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