[talk] ZFS FreeBSD future confusion?
Isaac (.ike) Levy
ike at blackskyresearch.net
Wed Jun 12 17:27:35 EDT 2019
On Wed, Jun 12, 2019, at 4:46 PM, Warner Losh wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 12:35 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.
> Basically, ZoL and FreeBSD had Illumos as our upstream. ZoL has added a
> bunch in a way that could be upstreamed, but weren't due to the extreme
> slow pace of Illumos taking changes, as well as viability issues with
> Illumos. FreeBSD is rebasing from Illumos to ZoL because the official
> upstream of OpenZFS is moving from Illumos to ZoL because the efforts
> of adding the missing bits since the fork to ZoL was much smaller than
> vice versa. ZoL is an unfortunate name because it has the trigger word
> Linux in it. The ZoL folks are not the LKM folks, but quite reasonable
> people without the GPL politics getting in the way that caused Linux to
> be such a trigger word.
Thanks Warner, very much appreciate this statement- a relief to see an excellent and clearly rational future for ZFS on FreeBSD!
Looks like my paranoia was all due to:
- Anything changing my filesystem makes me edgy
- Linux/politics fud, looks like I got bit!
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