Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ZFS on Linux - GA Release

Below announcement was posted earlier today on Open Solaris mailing list:
Hi All,

Happy New Year !

First of all, a big thanks to you all for the tremendous response to the beta of ZFS port on Linux.It has been a continuous and arduous effort, not only from our team, but also from you all to rigorously test the beta and make the ZFS port on Linux code fit for use on production servers. Finally, after a three month effort on the testing, making changes and fixing bugs, we now come closer to the GA release.

I am glad to announce that KQ is releasing the GA code for ZFS port on Linux on January 14th. It is the confirmed date and everyone here would be glad to know that majority of the bugs reported have been fixed. The code base is on zpool 28, which means, you have access to dedup feature which wasn't available in the beta earlier !

Also, we are hosting a webinar on January 14th with an interactive conversation with our CEO answering your questions. You can find the details of the webinar on

Once again, thank you all very much for the support and patience. We have finally made it!

For any questions, feel free to contact me at



Paul Johnston said...

Not sure how quickly I'd move from a beta into production. A decent interlude always makes sense. Also no mention of what version so no idea about dedup, encryption etc.
Still wide exposure of ZFS must be a good thing, wheb they getting dtrace?

Martin Matuska said...

You can create and install packages for Ubuntu (Debian) and Fedora Linux using the tutorial at