FreeBSD Developer Pawel Jakub Dawidek confirmed that he is preparing a port of the OpenSolaris ZFS v28 file-system.
Some of the new features included in v28 are:
- Data deduplication
- Triple parity RAIDZ (RAIDZ3)
- zfs diff
- zpool split
- Snapshot holds
- zpool import -F
- continue to work on ZFS
Instructions on how to test the latest patch can be found on the mailinglist.
Pawel confirmed the commitment of the FreeBSD Project to ZFS:
… a message we, as the FreeBSD project, would like to send to our users: Eventhough OpenSolaris is dead, the ZFS file system is going to stay in FreeBSD. At this point we have quite a few developers involved in ZFS on FreeBSD as well as serveral companies.