HEADS UP: ZFS v28 merged to 8-STABLE

Marius Strobl marius at alchemy.franken.de
Wed Jun 8 21:29:23 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 12:53:11PM +0200, Martin Matuska wrote:
> Hi,
> I have merged ZFS version 28 to 8-STABLE (revision 222741)
> New major features:
> - data deduplication
> - triple parity RAIDZ (RAIDZ3)
> - zfs diff
> - zpool split
> - snapshot holds
> - zpool import -F. Allows to rewind corrupted pool to earlier
>   transaction group
> - possibility to import pool in read-only mode
> For updating, there is a compatibility layer so that in the update phase
> most functionality of the new zfs binaries can be used with the old
> kernel module and old zfs binaries with the new kernel module.

Beware that the compatibility layer is known broken on big-endian
architectures, i.e. powerpc64 and sparc64.

> If upgrading your boot pool to version 28, please don't forget to read
> UPDATING and properly update your boot code.
> Thanks to everyone working on the ZFS port, especially to
> Pawel Jakub Dawidek (pjd) for doing most of the work!


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