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Re: ZFS in Buster




Dan wrote: 
> Hi,
> 
> 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
> https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/issues/8793
> 
> NixOS reverted that particular commit:
> https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NixOS-Linux-5.0-ZFS-FPU-Drop
> 
> 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:
> https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/issues/8314

At this point, you really want to put this in front of the
debian-developers list, and perhaps especially
debian-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

-dsr-