CFT for FreeBSD + ZoL

kris at kris at
Mon Apr 22 02:31:14 UTC 2019

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-stable at <owner-freebsd-stable at> On
Behalf Of Pete French
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:00 AM
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Subject: Re: CFT for FreeBSD + ZoL

On 19/04/2019 12:46, kris at wrote:
> FreeBSD Developers,
> We're pleased to make available images allowing testing of FreeBSD 
> using ZFS on Linux.  During this development cycle, the ZoL code has 
> been made portable, and available in the ports tree as sysutils/zol 
> and sysutils/zol-kmod, for userland/kernel bits respectively. While 
> some have used these for testing, we felt it necessary to generate 
> some installation images which are an easier method of getting up and 
> started using ZoL. These images are built against FreeBSD 12-stable 
> and 13-HEAD and will install a world / kernel with the base system ZFS 
> disabled and the sysutils/zol ports pre-installed.

Ah, this is excellent, thankyou for all the work on this. A question though
- is the intnet to keep these as ports, or will the ZoL code be merged back
into the base, replacing the existing ZFS implementation?


-pete. [who will give this a test next week if he can]

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I think we'll plan on replacing the base version when its ready. However the
port is super useful for testing new ZoL versions / fixes, so we'll probably
want to keep both around for the time being. 

Kris Moore
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