[CentOS] Native ZFS on Linux

Mon Jun 1 16:12:13 UTC 2015
Jason Warr <jason at warr.net>

On Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:06:20 -0500, Jonathan Billings  
<billings at negate.org> 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 :
>> 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.

And in my experience with Red Hat is the only thing that has any chance of  
changing that is if a big enough customer(s) demand it.  It has to make  
economic sense for them and at this stage it apparently does not.