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ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:49 am

https://github.com/openzfsonwindows/ZFS ... s/tag/0.22

Wow. This should be fun to try, especially to create volumes across multiple cheap USB drives.
 
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:49 pm

That sounds like a recipe for massive pain. When the release from just 1 month ago has the line item "stability fixes, fewer BSODs!" in its release notes, this does not inspire a great deal of confidence.

Edit: Oh, and the latest release (from just 5 days ago) says "random IO errors fix". This does not sound like it is anywhere near close to stable. I suppose if you like being a guinea pig, have at it. Someone's gotta do it. :wink:
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:09 pm

With the death of WinFS, it would actually be nice of ZFS became an officially supported FS for Windows.
 
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:19 pm

I doubt it will ever be officially supported, and the project linked by the OP looks like it has a long way to go before it is production quality.
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:57 am

just brew it! wrote:
I doubt it will ever be officially supported, and the project linked by the OP looks like it has a long way to go before it is production quality.



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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:25 pm

:lol: I love ZFS but given the growing pains on Linux I give any well-funded Windows port at least 5 years until it's remotely stable/reliable/performant.
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:28 am

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/02 ... -linux-os/

What this guy went through to run ZFS on Clear Linux is just :o

You can do anything on Linux, as long as you are a kernel developer or something...

The fragmented nature of the various distributions is just insane. Thank God we have ONE Windows. Imagine the horror if it were opensource...
 
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:30 am

Well...

1. It's a file system. File systems need to interact with the kernel, so kernel dependencies are to be expected.

2. It's ZFS, which has historically been a second-class citizen on Linux due to licensing issues. Last I checked, Ubuntu was the only major distro that has embraced it; expecting Clear to have it in their official repository is unreasonable.

Deciding to install it on a niche distro which doesn't officially support it was the software equivalent of "Hold my beer..."
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:00 am

I suppose someone has to be whm1974 since the man himself is gone.
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:34 pm

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/02/linux-distro-review-intels-own-clear-linux-os/

What this guy went through to run ZFS on Clear Linux is just :o

Eh, honestly that's pretty lightweight troubleshooting. Linux people are spoiled these days.
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Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:22 am

Waco wrote:
Igor_Kavinski wrote:
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/02/linux-distro-review-intels-own-clear-linux-os/

What this guy went through to run ZFS on Clear Linux is just :o

Eh, honestly that's pretty lightweight troubleshooting. Linux people are spoiled these days.

Heh. I can relate. I've gone to far greater lengths just to get a newer upstream version of the Audacious music player (to replace the buggy one in the Ubuntu repo)! :lol:
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