ZFS in Buster
- Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 18:43:55 +0200
- From: Dan <ganchya@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: ZFS in Buster
Dear Debian developers,
ZFS 0.8 has been released with lots of improvements, notably encryption.
Sadly the Linux Kernel has introduced a commit in kernel 4.19 and 5.0
that prevents ZFS from using SIMD. The result is that ZFS won't be
usable in Buster. See the following issue
NixOS reverted that particular commit:
Debian is the "Universal Operating System" and gives the user the
option to choose. It provides "vim and emacs", "Gnome and KDE",
"Linux, Hurd, KfreeBSD, etc.". I think that Debian should also provide
the option to use ZFS with encryption.
Would it be possible to provide an alternative patched linux kernel
that works with ZFS?
The ZFS developers proposed the Linux developers to rewrite the whole
ZFS code and use GPL, but surprisingly the linux developers didn't
accept. See below: