[CentOS] Native ZFS on Linux

Mon Jun 1 16:11:56 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Mon, June 1, 2015 11:06 am, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 10:55:55AM -0500, Jason Warr wrote:
>> I think that you need to simplify #1 to:
>> 1: Red Hat doesn't ship ZFS
>> As that is really all that matters and so that people can't argue that
>> you
>> are making a statement of knowledge about what/why Red Hat's lawyers
>> have
>> decided.  It does not matter on these lists WHY they don't ship it, just
>> that they don't.
> According to https://access.redhat.com/solutions/79633 :

Hm... this best answer is meant for RedHat Enterprise subscribers' eyes

Even though my University has a subscription, I'm sort of reluctant to use
it just to read this answer. In a couple of non-confidential words, what
is the answer?


>> Root Cause
>> ZFS is not included in the upstream Linux kernel. Red Hat applies an
>> "upstream first" policy for kernel modules (including
>> filesystems). Without upstream presence, ZFS will not be provided nor
>> supported by Red Hat.
> There's a lot of "I Am not a lawyer, but..." discussion in the
> comments, but I think this is the best answer from Red Hat as to why
> they don't ship ZFS.
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> Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>
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Valeri Galtsev
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