June OpenZFS Leadership Meeting

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 22:43:16 UTC 2019

On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 3:29 PM Thomas Mueller <mueller6722 at twc.com> wrote:

> How would ZFS on FreeBSD work, regarding compatibility, if I want to also
> run other OSes on the same and/or other hard drive?  Not all support ZFS, I
> am in NetBSD as I type this.
> On trying to get FreeBSD 13 to use ZoF by default (but may slip to FreeBSD
> 14), pkgbase was originally supposed to be part of FreeBSD 11, but that
> also has slipped.
> I use GPT partitioning.
> Would FreeBSD, Linux and OpenIndiana be able to read/write each other's
> partitions with ZFS?

You can do this already using the ZFS support in FreeBSD.  You just need to
make sure that when you create the pool, you only enable features that are
supported on all OSes.  If the pool has a feature enabled that one of the
OSes doesn't support, then that OS won't be able to import it.

It will be the same in the future when using the ZoL repo to build ZFS
support for FreeBSD.

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at gmail.com

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