[talk] ZFS FreeBSD future confusion?

Pat McEvoy mcevoy.pat at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 16:20:00 EDT 2019

> On Jun 12, 2019, at 2:33 PM, Isaac (.ike) Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 12, 2019, at 2:20 PM, Isaac (.ike) Levy wrote:
>> Aside from trying to keep up with 40-char tweets, has *anyone* in the 
>> FreeBSD universe written up a clear public statement about the state of 
>> things- and the future plans?
>> (Like a plain language, coherent, paragraph or two.)
> Oh- I sortof found the answers I wanted on page 17 in Alan Jude's slide deck:
> "Fighting the FUD
> ●This news resulted in some immediate negative gut reactions
> ●There is only one OpenZFS, we are all in this together
> ●FreeBSD will get features sooner, be more involved upstream
> ●Linux uses the SPL (Solaris Porting Layer) to run ZFS code as close to the illumos upstream as possible
> ●FreeBSD does similar, so using ZoL code will not inject Linux or GPL code into the FreeBSD kernel
> ●No Linux-KPI shims are used for ZFS code"
> Sounds rational.  I'm still feeling shaky, ZFS on FreeBSD is just *so darned good* right now.
> Best,
> .ike
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The talk was well received and many felt better after hearing it. I do not know of any release date for the videos unfortunately. 

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