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Old 12-04-2015, 02:57 PM   #1
dalinuxguy71
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which distro supports ZFS


Hi

I don't much about zfs, but freebsd users love it.

Is zfs for linux equivalent to the native freebsd/solaris type or is it a zfs-like filesystem?
 
Old 12-05-2015, 11:51 AM   #2
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zfs is a combined file system and logical volume manager.

zfs is now availabe as a native/fuse kernel module and is equivalent to its FreeBSD brother.

see http://www.zfsonlinux.org/ for more details.
 
Old 12-05-2015, 03:20 PM   #3
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I'll probably try a distro with zfs in a VM first.

thank yash_tripathi
 
Old 12-05-2015, 04:01 PM   #4
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There is Zfsonlinux and ZFS via fuse, and they have different advantages and disadvantages.

FUSE (filesystem in userspace) is essentially a cute way of getting ZFS without modifying the kernel to do it. Now, given that there are licensing issues (not the same license), there is an advantage for distros in going this way, rather than 'hacking' the kernel to do it.

On the other hand, Zfsonlinux is faster, sometimes significantly, sometimes not.

So, you have to decide what is important to you.
 
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