• Antergos ZFS Installation Documentation


    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:

    1. 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.

    2. In the case of a ‘dead in the water’ machine, this type of issue should be ‘escalated’ and triaged according to severity.

    3. 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

  • As i do not have enough knowledge about ZFS i can not give you advice, but as you write here and as i can see that there was no response on your “ticket” i pin this one.
    But to be honest i do not think devs ignoring you here , they have not enough spare time aside their jobs, to get into it.

    As you can see here: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6155/zfs-option-greyed-out-during-installation/3

    And mark this also for @developers they have to say something on that issue! thats true
    There is no Antergos specific Howto only the ArchWiki has one:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ZFS
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_Arch_Linux_on_ZFS

    I can only offer to go into the theme and see what i can do.
    On my main system i go the save way, easy to handle and stable: ext4
    But all the features ZFS offers are very interesting!

    http://linuxbsdos.com/2016/02/22/antergos-the-first-linux-distribution-with-zfs-support-during-installation/

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    antergos:_rescue
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • Now, I appreciate that.
    Do the best you can. That’s all I ask.
    If you reach an impasse. Simply let me know. I can live with that.
    I am willing to ‘test’ ZFS with you or any other developer to the extent that this issue can get resolved. That is how important ZFS is.

    Thank you for answering this ticket. – Dietrich

  • At the moment i can not get a installation with zfs, it is not aviable in cnchi at the moment …

    Or can i do something to get it otherways?

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    antergos:_rescue
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • It’s disabled on the ‘minimal’ iso. It’s enabled on the other full iso:
    https://antergos.com/download/antergos-live-iso/

    See my open issue and most recent comment.

    Reply there with your thoughts and any help would be most appreciated.
    Thank you!

  • @dtschmitz said in Antergos ZFS Installation Documentation:

    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.

    This is obviously not a complete solution, but one option is to install another kernel, e.g. LTS, zen, etc. and create an exception in pacman.conf using IgnorePkg to prevent it from upgrading. That way you always have a working copy that you can use to troubleshoot any dkms-build issues with your evolving kernel.

    Sorry to hear about your issues, that sounds very troubling. I’ve upgraded kernel a couple times since installing Antergos a little over a week ago and it’s been fine, but I’m definitely going to create this fallback right now. Thanks for the info.

    Thinkpad / Antergos / ZFS / Cinnamon / KVM enthusiast

    "Linux … is more a phenomenon than an OS" - Joekamprad

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