On 03/12/2018 11:07 PM, John Ramsden via arch-general wrote: > For anyone not happy with dkms, the archzfs repo  offers great > support for ZFS in binary form, and I've been using it for a few > years now with no problems.
The most important part of using zfs is installing it. Especially considering the reason zfs was mentioned in this thread was as a proposal that someone might want to consider installing it, the ability to actually do so would be nice. You cannot install an Arch Linux system on zfs, without the zfs kernel drivers compiled for your running kernel. You cannot build those kernel modules on the Arch installation media, without doing a full system upgrade and installing the compiler toolchain, while holding back the kernel itself and hunting for the kernel headers matching the kernel from the ISO, then getting the zfs sources and building that too. On a ramdisk overlay filesystem. Now, in theory the archzfs repo provides some archiso packages for exactly this use case. Except no they don't, because their archiso packages have not been updated since October... This is less than entirely impressive. They have rebuilt everything else, why not this? -- Eli Schwartz Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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