Is ZFS ready for prime time?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Tue Nov 16 14:12:09 UTC 2010

On 11/15/10 21:06, Chris Rees wrote:
> On 15 November 2010 19:59, Peter Boosten<peter at>  wrote:
>> He's consistent in any case (a quick google search reveals this 2008
>> message):
> Consistent, but still just spouting uninformed FUD.

Actually, I don't see anything incorrect in the above archive post.

As for specific problems with ZFS, I'm also pessimistic right now - it's 
enough to read the freebsd-fs @ and zfs-discuss @ lists to see that there are frequent problems and 
outstanding issues. You can almost grep for people losing data on ZFS 
weekly. Compare this to the volume of complaints about UFS in both OSes 
(almost none).

ZFS is young and ambitiously designed. We'll see if it grows up.

As for FreeBSD's implementation, I think it will be "as good as it gets" 
in 9.0 if the import of ZFS v28 doesn't destabilize it. By this I mean 
that any problems left would not be FreeBSD's fault but ZFS's own fault.

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