Ubuntu 16.04 LTS To Have Official Support For ZFS File System

LichtSpektren writes: Ubuntu developer Dustin Kirkland has posted on his blog that Canonical plans to officially support the ZFS file system for the next Ubuntu LTS release, 16.04 “Xenial Xerus.” The file system, which originates in Solaris UNIX, is renowned for its feature set (Kirkland touts “snapshots, copy-on-write cloning, continuous integrity checking against data corruption, automatic repair, efficient data compression”) and its stability. “You’ll find zfs.ko automatically built and installed on your Ubuntu systems. No more DKMS-built modules!” N.B. ext4 will still be the default file system due to the unresolved licensing conflict between Linux’s GPLv2 and ZFS’s CDDL.


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