Kevin thanks first for your hard work, and what are the chances of a zfs-root system?

Hello Rick,

Thank you for your suggestion. But I cannot will include the support of the ZFS filesystem by default on Kaisen about the licensing of ZFS.

The license of ZFS isn’t compatible with the Linux kernel :slight_smile:

You say you can’t??

inxi -p | grep zfs && uname -r
ID-1: / size: 192.13 GiB used: 6.94 GiB (3.6%) fs: zfs
ID-2: /boot size: 1.31 GiB used: 263.6 MiB (19.7%) fs: zfs
ID-4: /home/me size: 191.05 GiB used: 5.86 GiB (3.1%) fs: zfs
ID-6: /mypool size: 439.83 GiB used: 21.88 GiB (5.0%) fs: zfs
ID-7: /root size: 185.2 GiB used: 1.1 MiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-8: /srv size: 185.19 GiB used: 128 KiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-9: /usr/local size: 185.19 GiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-10: /var/games size: 185.19 GiB used: 128 KiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-11: /var/lib size: 187.18 GiB used: 1.99 GiB (1.1%) fs: zfs
fs: zfs logical: rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_eo0rsx/var/lib/AccountsService
fs: zfs logical: rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_eo0rsx/var/lib/NetworkManager
ID-14: /var/lib/apt size: 185.28 GiB used: 84.8 MiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-15: /var/lib/dpkg size: 185.24 GiB used: 49.1 MiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-16: /var/log size: 185.22 GiB used: 30 MiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-17: /var/mail size: 185.19 GiB used: 128 KiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-18: /var/snap size: 185.19 GiB used: 128 KiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-19: /var/spool size: 185.19 GiB used: 128 KiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
ID-20: /var/www size: 185.19 GiB used: 128 KiB (0.0%) fs: zfs
If"I "find a way, is it possible then?
I’m Not trying to be difficult, it’s just a very nice system to run. :slight_smile:

I probably misspoke.
I didn’t say it’s not technically possible. But the mass distribution of ZFS offered by default in the installation would violate the CDDL license, which is not compatible with Linux.
That’s why some tools for zfs like zfsutils are not integrated by default and won’t be for this reason.

I don’t want to risk a lawsuit with Oracle, I respect their intellectual property and their choices.

I know that Ubuntu can provide the OpenZFS software from 16.04 version onwards. Maybe, an agreement with Oracle has been made.

But I don’t have this agreement, and its incompatibility with the GPL license prevents me from including it by default (apart from a fuse driver for ZFS which is totally free).

I can most certainly respect that Kevin. I’m on board with that as well.
It’s just a shame the CDDL license is the way it is, they would have to have everyone that had anything to with that code to sign off on any changes to the CDDL and some have since passed away…just seems silly to me but if the liability was on my shoulders I’d make the same choice as you have.
Take Good Care my Friend, keep up the excellent work, as you know a programmers work is never done…lol

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Thank you Rick :slight_smile: