Well, Antergos has published that it was the first to bring ZFS to Linux. When was that a year ago? Yes, give or take. I have to tell you, if you are thinking about trying ZFS, don’t even think about it. I have an open issue in the Package Management section of this Forum wherein if a new Linux kernel update comes along, in the process the script deletes the old ZFS dkms kernel modules, then abends trying to install the new modules to go with the Linux kernel.
After a whole year, I should think the majority of bugs would have been eliminated, which is why I waited only until last week to give ZFS a go.
So, far, my open issue has been avoided ‘like the plague’. This is quite disappointing. Let me give you some advice on doing technical support:
First thing always to do. Immediately reply to the ticket, acknowledging the issue, pose additional questions around the issue if that helps and then let the user know if you don’t have a resolution, you will get back to them as soon as possible.
In the case of a ‘dead in the water’ machine, this type of issue should be ‘escalated’ and triaged according to severity.
Remove your claim as having a production ‘ready for prime time’ new ZFS file system feature. It isn’t production. It is bleeding Alpha. Mark the installation choice with severe warnings and label it Alpha accordingly.
To make it appear to be production is simply inappropriate and misleading to the end user.
In the interim while I wait for a reply to my other call ticket, I am looking for any and all documentation written by the Antergos specifically for Zettabyte File System. Is there? If so, please provide links.
Thank you. – Dietrich