Linus Torvalds: "Don't use #ZFS. It's that simple." #GPL #Linux https://www.realworldtech.com/forum/?threadid=189711&curpostid=189841
@jwildeboer Drat, it looks like it's up to companies like Canonical to support and update the ZFS code.
@Ertain Not really. It's up to Oracle to put ZFS either under GPLv2 or a compatible license IMHO if they want to see it supported on Linux. That won't happen AFAICS. Shrug.
@jwildeboer but what can I use as an alternative? I'm not sure about that ... BTRFS? Hm. I have read about sooo many corrupted systems ... :(
@thomas what is your usecase? What features of ZFS are mission critical for you that you cannot get with other file systems and technologies like lvm2, ext4, xfs etc?
@jwildeboer My main use case is LXD ;-) I'd like to have snapshots, CoW and incremental file system sync across systems, in case I need to migrate containers.
@jwildeboer yes, partly :) Unfortunately CEPH does not support Quotas with LXD (and I guess it's mor complex to set up ?) and LVM does not have incremental FS copies, which I like so much about ZFS
@thomas well, there’s always OpenShift ;) But seriously. ZFS might be good for you when you accept that ZoL is already a fork of ZFS and you only have one vendor to rely upon. Your freedom, your decision. Alternatives are out there, but they might be more than just swapping a file system.
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