Is ZFS ready for prime time?

Chris Rees utisoft at
Mon Nov 15 20:14:58 UTC 2010

On 15 November 2010 20:10, Devin Teske <dteske at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 20:33 +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
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>> > please elaborate
>> look at archives. i really don't want to repeat the same many times.
>> And anyone that actually have clue about what is computer, disk drive,
>> reliability and algorithms and can think - after reading how ZFS is
>> designed will understand that.
> Sounds like FUD.
> Like the OP, I too am interested in the current state of ZFS. We've been
> following the threads as far as build 28, and I do indeed see positive
> improvement and continued development. However, is anyone that is
> actively involved in the project able to provide a snapshot opinion of
> the production readiness of ZFS for enterprise deployment?
> If the opinion is that ZFS is not ready for production, are there any
> technical explanations as to the efficacy or lack thereof rather than
> the above philosophical FUD which implores the OP to pour over massive
> archives (which can paint an inverse picture because the archives are
> usually filled with a higher number of issues than success stories --
> which is true of nearly ANY mailing-list)?
> --
> Cheers,
> Devin Teske

I'm afraid that we can rely on Wojciech to constantly recommend that
you go back to using technology from 20 years ago, because keeping up
with anything current scares him, and he can't be bothered to research
anything properly, instead making sweeping statements about things he
knows little about.


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