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Feature Flags Overview

libzfs_core

CLI Usability

These are improvements to the command line interface. While the end result is a generally more friendly user interface, getting the desired behavior often required modifications to the core of ZFS.

Pool Comment

OpenZFS has a per-pool comment property which can be set with the zpool set command, but can be read even if the pool is not imported, so it is accessible even if the pool cannot be imported.

illumos Nov 2011
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

Size Estimates for zfs send and zfs destroy

This feature enhances OpenZFS's internal space accounting information. This new accounting information is used to provide a -n (dry-run) option for zfs send which can instantly calculate the amount of send stream data a specific zfs send command would generate. It is also used for a -n option for zfs destroy which can instantly calculate the amount of space that would be reclaimed by a specific zfs destroy command.

illumos Nov 2011
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

vdev Information in zpool list

OpenZFS adds a -v option to the zpool list command which shows detailed sizing information about the vdevs in the pool:

$ zpool list -v
NAME          SIZE  ALLOC   FREE  EXPANDSZ    CAP  DEDUP  HEALTH  ALTROOT
dcenter      5.24T  3.85T  1.39T         -    73%  1.00x  ONLINE  -
  mirror      556G   469G  86.7G         -
    c2t1d0       -      -      -         -
    c2t0d0       -      -      -         -
  mirror      556G   493G  63.0G         -
    c2t3d0       -      -      -         -
    c2t2d0       -      -      -         -
  mirror      556G   493G  62.7G         -
    c2t5d0       -      -      -         -
    c2t4d0       -      -      -         -
  mirror      556G   494G  62.5G         -
    c2t8d0       -      -      -         -
    c2t6d0       -      -      -         -
  mirror      556G   494G  62.2G         -
    c2t10d0      -      -      -         -
    c2t9d0       -      -      -         -
  mirror      556G   494G  61.9G         -
    c2t12d0      -      -      -         -
    c2t11d0      -      -      -         -
  mirror     1016G   507G   509G         -
    c1t1d0       -      -      -         -
    c1t5d0       -      -      -         -
  mirror     1016G   496G   520G         -
    c1t3d0       -      -      -         -
    c1t4d0       -      -      -         -
illumos Jan 2012
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

zfs send Progress Reporting

OpenZFS introduces a -v option to zfs send which reports per-second information on how much data has been sent, how long it has taken, and how much data remains to be sent.

illumos May 2012
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

Arbitrary Snapshot Arguments to zfs snapshot

illumos Jun 2012
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

Performance

Asynchronous Filesystem and Volume Destruction

Destroying a filesystem requires traversing all of its data in order to return its used blocks to the pool's free list. Before this feature the filesystem was not fully removed until all blocks had been reclaimed. If the destroy operation was interrupted by a reboot or power outage the next attempt to import the pool (probably during boot) would need to complete the destroy operation synchronously, possibly delaying a boot for long periods of time.

With asynchronous destruction the filesystem's data is immediately moved to a "to be freed" list, allowing the destroy operation to complete without traversing any of the filesystem's data. A background process reclaims blocks from this "to be freed" list and is capable of resuming this process after reboots without slowing the pool import process.

The new freeing algorithm also has a significant performance improvement when destroying clones. The old algorithm took time proportional to the number of blocks referenced by the clone, even if most of those blocks could not be reclaimed because they were still referenced by the clone's origin. The new algorithm only takes time proportional to the number of blocks unique to the clone.

illumos May 2012
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

empty bpobjs?

illumos Aug 2012
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

single copy arc?

illumos Sep 2012
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

George's massive spacemap performance improvments (the set from 2012)?

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illumos Nov 2012
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

nop-write?

illumos Nov 2012
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

lz4 compression

illumos Jan 2013
FreeBSD ??
ZFS on Linux ??
Mac ZFS ??

synctask rewrite

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l2arc compression

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arc shouldn't cache freed blocks

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Dataset Properties

These are new filesystem, volume, and snapshot properties which can be accessed with the zfs(1) command's get subcommand. See the zfs(1) manpage for your distribution for more details on each of these properties.

Property Description illumos FreeBSD ZFS on Linux Mac ZFS
refcompressratio The compression ratio acheived for all data referenced by (but not necessarily unique to) a snapshot, filesystem, or volume, expressed as a multiplier. Jun 2011 ?? ?? ??
clones For snapshots, this property is a comma-separated list of filesystems or volumes which are clones of this snapshot. Nov 2011 ?? ?? ??
written The ammount of referenced space written to this dataset since the previous snapshot. Nov 2011 ?? ?? ??
written@<snap> The ammount of referenced space written to this dataset since the specified snapshot. This is the space referenced by this dataset, but not referenced by the specified snapshot. Nov 2011 ?? ?? ??

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