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.