ZFSOnLinux Now Supports The Latest Linux Kernels

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 10 September 2016 at 09:05 AM EDT. 7 Comments
ZFS On Linux was released on Friday as the newest version of this OpenZFS file-system implementation.

ZFSOnLinux is an important release as it finally is the first stable version providing support for the past few Linux kernel versions: Linux 4.6, 4.7, and 4.8 are now supported by ZOL. Meanwhile this code remains compatible with kernels going back to Linux 2.6.32.

Aside from supporting the latest Linux kernel releases, there are dozens of fixes. These fixes are scattered all over. Some new functionality with this ZFS Linux module is support for the MIPS architecture.

More details about ZFS On Linux can be found via this GitHub page.
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