Re: Current status of ZFS AMIs on EC2?

From: Pat Maddox <pat_at_patmaddox.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:00:52 -0700
On 23 Sep 2021, at 13:22, Colin Percival wrote:

> On 9/23/21 1:49 AM, Pat Maddox wrote:
>> Hi there, I came across Colin’s 2019 post announcing ZFS AMIs for 
>> EC2 [1]. I
>> haven’t seen any more recent information regarding ZFS on EC2. 
>> I’ve launched
>> one instance, and it appears to work fine from initial tests 
>> (including
>> recovering a known working boot env using beadm).
>>
>> I have also installed the official 12 and 13 releases, and see that 
>> they are UFS.
>>
>> I have two questions:
>>
>> 1. Is anyone using the ZFS AMIs for production?
>
> Yes.  (Not me, but I've heard from several people who are.  I'll let 
> them
> identify themselves if they choose to do so.)
>
>> 2. Why has ZFS not been incorporated into the official releases?
>
> ZFS, and other "flavoured" AMIs, were blocked waiting for this:
>
> https://www.daemonology.net/blog/2021-08-31-FreeBSD-AMI-SSM-Public-Parameters.html
>
> Now it's just a matter of finding time; my current top priority for 
> EC2
> is speeding up the FreeBSD boot process.

Great, thanks for the info. I’ve done a 12.0 -> 12.2 -> 13.0 upgrade, 
all seems to be good.

Pat
Received on Thu Sep 23 2021 - 21:00:52 UTC

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