OpenZFS Will Soon Have Zstd Compression Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 25 March 2018 at 11:22 AM EDT. 6 Comments
LINUX STORAGE --
Zstd compression continues becoming more widely adopted from Ubuntu looking at Zstd-compressed packages to compressing the Linux kernel image to now the OpenZFS file-system soon having support for Facebook's Zstandard compression algorithm.

Zstd support for OpenZFS has been in the works for months while one of the involved developers, Allan Jude, has tweeted that the Zstd compression will be available soon.

Alan last year presented at the OpenZFS Summit on this undertaking. For more background information there is his PDF slide deck.

It will certainly be interesting to see the OpenZFS Zstd results on FreeBSD/Linux when it's merged.
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