[zfs-discuss] Stable ZFS releases

Colin Ian King colin.king at canonical.com
Tue Apr 10 15:05:43 EDT 2018


On 10/04/18 19:52, Ted Cabeen via zfs-discuss wrote:
> Ubuntu is planning on releasing a 0.7.x module with 18.04 and the
> 18.04-based HWE kernel for 16.04 later this month.  They had intended to
> be quicker with ZFS updates on HWE kernels, but it didn't happen for
> various workload reasons.
> 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/zfs-linux/+bug/1734172
> 
> --Ted

It is my intention to apply a round of bug fixes from 0.7.5 onwards to
the 18.04 version in a couple of weeks, and keep it maintained during
the LTS lifetime.

Colin

> 
> On 04/10/2018 11:40 AM, Gionatan Danti via zfs-discuss wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> this recent regression [1] make me wonder what ZoL relase to use for
>> maximum stability and data safety.
>>
>> I generally do some in-lab testing of the packaged RHEL/CentOS version
>> and, if all *seems* to work fine, I push it on production machines.
>> The key word here is "seems": some bug require extensive testing, and
>> it is entirely possible that for them to pass my lab testing.
>>
>> I noticed that Ubuntu and Debian provide the latest 0.6.x release in
>> their repositories.
>> What ZoL relase are you running on production machine? Should I
>> restrict myself to 0.6.x releases?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> [1] https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/issues/7401
>>
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