Tuesday, March 06, 2007

ZFS for Linux Beta 1

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to announce the release of ZFS on FUSE/Linux 0.4.0 beta 1.

Even though this is a beta release, it should be more stable than your typical beta filesystem. The main problems in this release are (lack of) performance and high memory usage with some load patterns.

As always, be sure to read the README and the STATUS files.

So, what's the future for zfs-fuse?

The plan is to implement all the missing features marked for 0.4.0 in the STATUS file and then release beta2. After that I intend to focus on performance, release rc1 and after extensive testing release 0.4.0 final.

I wish to thank all the users who have been testing and helping this project.
I also want to give a special thanks to Phil Worrall, Chris Samuel, David Plumpton and especially Roland (devzero) for all the patches, bug reports, tests and suggestions :)