The ZFS Linux Module Goes Into Closed Beta

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 17, 2010 6:45 PM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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We reported last month that a native ZFS module was coming to Linux and would be released in mid-September. Rather than using ZFS-FUSE that runs the Sun/Oracle ZFS file-system under the FUSE module so that it lives outside the Linux kernel (and runs rather slowly as our benchmarks show), this new ZFS module is native to Linux and open-source but due to the CDDL license it's being distributed as a module and will not be included in the mainline Linux kernel. This module has now entered a closed beta testing process.

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