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The Linux team is happy to announce a new release of OpenZFS on Linux. The 0.6 4 release adds support for 6 new feature flags, multiple new properties, asynchronous IO, support for Linux kernels up to 4.0 and more.
* Compatible with kernels up to Linux 4.0.
* New feature flags (additional details below):
- spacemap_histogram
- extensible_dataset
- bookmarks
- enabled_txg
- hole_birth
- embedded_data
* New asynchronous I/O (AIO) support.
* New fallocate() FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE support.
* New fragmentation metric in 'zpool list'.
* New LZ4 compression of meta data.
* New "redundant_metadata" property controls desired redundancy level.
* New "overlay" property controls behavior for non-empty mount points.
* New 'zpool list -v' shows individual disk capacity.
* New 'zpool get -H' (scripted mode) support.
* New 'zpool create -t' creates a pool with a temporary name.
* New script from FreeNAS.
* New bash completion support.
* New DTRACE_PROBES integrated with Linux tracepoints.
* New compressed block histograms with zdb.
* New verbatim pool imports with zdb.

What a release, thank you very much for the work and the damn long list of new features, improvements and bug fixes!

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zfsonlinux released version 0.6.3

Taken from the newsletter:

The ZFS on Linux team is happy to announce the release and immediate availability of version 0.6.3! This release is major step forward for ZFS on Linux. It includes a large number of new features, bug fixes and other enhancements.

Key Features:
  • Compatible with kernels up to Linux 3.14.
  • A smoother write throttle for consistent performance under load.
  • Smarter caching to improve the cache hit rate for certain workloads.
  • Support for Posix style ACLs.
  • Support for the immutable and append-only file attributes.
  • Support for mounting filesystems with relatime style updates.
  • SELinux integration through four new dataset properties.
  • Systemd support for better distribution integration.
  • A new ZFS Event Daemon (ZED) for pool monitoring and management.
  • Support for aarch64 and sparc64 architectures.
  • Many performance improvements.
  • Over 200 bug fixes.

All in all, big step forward. Thanks for your work! Check out their miestone page.

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