Open SourceBrian Behlendorf, who gained fame as the creator of http-server Apache, introduced the release of the module for the Linux kernel with support for ZFS – ZFSonLinux 0.6.1.

Despite the unsightly version number, release 0.6.1 incorporates the results of the testing and development over the past two years and marked the stabilization of the code base. ZFSonLinux 0.6.1 officially presented as the first release of the project, suitable for large-scale deployment in a wide range of equipment, from desktop users to supercomputers. The project is developed with the participation of employees of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

To simplify installation packages prepared for most distributions of Linux, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL / CentOS. In addition, the module ZFSonLinux already part of the Gentoo distribution and Sabayon Linux. Implemented in version ZFSonLinux pool and file system is compatible with ZFS from the Illumos, FreeBSD 9.1 and 8.3. Achievements of the project are based on the original code of ZFS, imported from OpenSolaris project and extended improvements and corrections from the community Illumos. Continue reading