Re: ZFS not supported on Linux x86-64

From: Seth Miller <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:32:19 -0600
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This likely has nothing to do with technical problems, especially now that Oracle owns ZFS. Because of licensing, ZFS cannot be natively included in the Linux kernel. Therefore, ZFS on Linux has to be added to the OS via kernel module. Does this preclude the database from running just fine on ZFS? Absolutely, not! Just ask Delphix.

I can't prove it, but I would posit Oracle would like to keep the benefits of ZFS tied into its ZFS storage appliances (which work extraordinarily well by the way) and those are easier to sell if you can't replicate their capabilities on your own hardware (not in a supported fashion anyway).

Databases running on ZFS in Solaris is fully supported.

Seth Miller

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 8:14 AM, Igor Racic <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Oracle support doc 1304727.1
> Anybody knows what were technical problems that motivated this ?
> Thank you and regards,
> Igor

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