New Debian Work
Neil McGovern has written a blog post today explaining that work is still ongoing for landing ZFS support in Debian. This ZFS file-system support will be added to Debian's contrib repository and will be a source-only, DKMS module. In other words, due to licensing issues, they will not be patching their default kernel package or the like, but rather will distribute it as a source package that will then build locally on the user's system against their installed kernel version.
I’m currently over at FOSDEM, and have been asked by a couple of people about the state of ZFS and Debian. So, I thought I’d give a quick post to explain what Debian’s current plan is (which has come together with a lot of discussion with the FTP Masters and others around what we should do).
Last year I started the bootstrapping during the holidays and I now have the prototype in the form of cross built packages which can be installed next to amd64 packages using multiarch.