Open source distributions of OpenZFS are available for the following open source platforms.
(For commercial products, see companies.)
At the core of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, which is certified to The Open Group UNIX® 03 standard, are Apple open source Darwin technologies.
- Port of ZFS on Linux
- alpha, developer preview – please use only with test pools
- for use with Mac OS X 10.6 – OS X 10.9
- primary focus on command line compatibility
- issues involving GUIs (Finder, Time Machine etc.) may be deferred
- not yet tested with Darwin – might need slight compile tweaks
- occasional disk images at http://lundman.net/ftp/osx.zfs/
- when ZFS-OSX becomes stable it will be the preferred stable version of MacZFS.
FreeBSD is a full general purpose operating system. There are also several specialized distributions.
- General purpose GNU distribution for amd64/i386
- Uses the FreeBSD kernel, which provides an OpenZFS implementation
- An official Debian release, still using GNU libc and with ninety percent of the same software packages available
- wheezy stable release:
- able to dual-boot 9.0 (default) or 8.3 kernels of FreeBSD
- zpool version 28 (deduplication, raidz3, removable log devices)
- still lacks support for ashift=, and important development tools like DTrace
- installer supports creation of zpools, installing to them, and booting directly from them with GRUB2
- testing release will be updated with new FreeBSD kernel releases, gaining many OpenZFS enhancements, including support for lz4 compression
- NAS appliance software
- commercial support available for sister product TrueNAS from iXsystems.
The illumos codebase is the foundation for various distributions – comparable to the relationship between the Linux kernel and Linux distributions.
- Forked from the OpenSolaris codebase in 2010
- browse ZFS source code in opengrok or github
- Gentoo provides first-party ZFS on Linux packages to itself and its derivatives.
- Derivatives include:
- Implemented in the kernel
- maintained in an independent code repository (not the mainline kernel)
- provides self-building packages for Debian, Fedora, RHEL/CentOS/SL, Ubuntu and build instructions for several other distributions.
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