OpenZFS 2.1.7 Released With Linux 6.0 Support, Many Bug Fixes

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 2 December 2022 at 05:21 AM EST. 14 Comments
For those looking to enjoy the ZFS file-system on Linux and FreeBSD platforms, OpenZFS 2.1.7 is now available.

OpenZFS 2.1.7 offers dozens of bug fixes while extending the Linux kernel support up to Linux 6.0 stable compared to 5.19 on the prior release. The bug fixes with OpenZFS 2.1.7 include fixing Clang compilation issues, fixing multiple null pointer dereferences, CI updates, and also some FreeBSD-specific fixes too. Nothing particularly exciting with OpenZFS 2.1.7 unless you've been waiting to move to Linux 6.0 or have been affected by any of the particular bugs resolved.

Downloads and the full list of OpenZFS 2.1.7 changes can be found via GitHub.

OpenZFS Developer Summit 2021

Previously there was talk of OpenZFS 3.0 potentially premiering in 2022 but it doesn't look like that will happen for the next major feature release. Among the possible OpenZFS 3.0 features talked about in the past were macOS support, Direct I/O, RAIDZ expansion, and more. In any case it's something on the OpenZFS front to likely look forward to for next year.
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