svn commit: r344316 - head/sys/cddl/contrib/opensolaris/uts/common/fs/zfs

Enji Cooper yaneurabeya at
Wed Feb 20 17:01:57 UTC 2019

> On Feb 19, 2019, at 23:56, Alexey Dokuchaev <danfe at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 06:43:28PM -0500, Shawn Webb wrote:
>> At the risk of painting a bikeshed a lovely color of neon purple, I'm
>> curious about if/how these types of commits get merged upstream to
>> (OpenZFS|Illumos|ZFS On Linux|where ever ZFS upstream is now|I'm very
>> confused|is anyone else confused where upstream is?).
>> Who is upstream? Is work like this going to remain as a downstream
>> patch to ZFS? Or is FreeBSD going to work to upstream this type of
>> work?
> I've always felt that we should've become upstream to everyone else
> the moment we knew Oracle would eat Sun (20 April 2009), and never
> understood why it didn't happen and now, ten years later, we're talking
> about ZFS on fucking Linux becoming our upstream.  Something'd got very
> wrong here and I'd like to know what and why.

As others have pointed out, FreeBSD has less developer inertia than Linux, and there are (seemingly) less developers or interested parties in running an openindiana based stack.

Also: better OS support for other general purpose infrastructure/usecases with items like multitenancy via containerization/CGroups2, Java, etc, and mindshare around this and other things.

The only thing really holding ZoL back in Linux is the fact that (due to licensing) it won’t ever be in the Linux kernel.


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