Linked by diegocg on Thu 7th Nov 2013 22:19 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.12 has been released. This release includes support for offline deduplication in Btrfs, automatic GPU switching in laptops with dual GPUs, a performance boost for AMD Radeon graphics, better RAID-5 multicore performance, improved handling of out-of-memory situations, improvements to the timerless multitasking mode, separate modesetting and rendering device nodes in the graphics DRM layer, improved locking performance for virtualized guests, XFS directory recursion scalability improvements, new drivers and many small improvements. Here's the full list of changes.
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RE[7]: Btrfs dedup
by jessesmith on Sat 9th Nov 2013 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Btrfs dedup"
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It is not a violation of the license if you distribute the ZFS module. The ZFS on Linux project has a nice FAQ section explaining this. If you merged the ZFS and kernel packages/source then it might be a violation, but distributing them separately is not.

As for breaking across updates, this is unlikely as the API does not change across security updates, it'll only be an issue across major upgrades. You're even safer if you use PPAs for Ubuntu-based distributions (including Mint) as the ZFS module is built specifically for your distribution and does not rely on the third-party upstream project.

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