Ubuntu 20.10 Installer With ZFS Will Enable TRIM By Default
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 21 May 2020 at 03:45 AM EDT. 3 Comments
UBUNTU --
In addition to working on easy ZFS encryption for Ubuntu 20.10, the Ubiquity installer in its latest code for this next Ubuntu Linux release is now enabling TRIM by default for all Zpools.

A change made to the latest Ubiquity desktop installer for Ubuntu 20.10 flips on auto trim for all ZFS pools by default. The change is just passing the "autotrim=on" mount option when creating the Zpool during the installation process.

The autotrim=on option is the means of enabling TRIM automatically rather than having to run the zpool trim command.

It was just last year that OpenZFS/ZFSOnLinux landed TRIM support for helping solid-state drive performance while patches have been available longer.

It will be interesting to see all what is accomplished on the ZFS front in time for Ubuntu 20.10's release this October.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week