Package Details: zfs-utils

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: zfs-dkms
Description: Kernel module support files for the Zettabyte File System.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: CDDL
Conflicts: zfs-utils-git, zfs-utils-lts
Submitter: isiachi
Maintainer: isiachi
Last Packager: isiachi
Votes: 15
Popularity: 2.668203
First Submitted: 2015-08-31 12:01
Last Updated: 2016-05-13 13:57

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Sources (4)

Latest Comments

isiachi commented on 2016-08-29 08:55

I'm not going to add your patch. This is a stable branch. Use the 4.6 kernel or switch to zfs-dkms-git.

akgrant0710 commented on 2016-08-28 20:18

@fermatslast Thanks for your patch, very much appreciated.

jrb commented on 2016-08-23 22:42

I just noticed due to differences in service names between RH/Fedora and Arch, /usr/lib/systemd/system/zfs-share.service incorrectly references 'smb.service' instead of 'smbd.service'. I have a patch for the systemd unit in question, as well as a patch for the pkgbuild applying the systemd unit patch (both trivial, obviously), but am unsure of the correct way to submit them.

RubenKelevra commented on 2016-08-16 23:02

Would be great if this package can be guarded with something like linux < 4.7 to avoid an incompatible update because the package-maintainer is sleeping.

escentrix commented on 2016-08-15 13:52

Great! That patch gets me working for now until the upstream stuff gets done. Thanks for your help!

fermatslast commented on 2016-08-15 04:36

Here's a patch for the pkgbuild that adds a linux 4.7 compatibility patch to the build:

This is a temporary fix until the zfsonlinux upstream release has 4.7 support.

escentrix commented on 2016-08-12 20:02

Arch has now moved to 4.7.0 kernel, causing this package some trouble. What all needs to be done to bring this up to speed?

lockheed commented on 2016-08-04 07:44

Thanks. However, after compiling the new kernel and installing it, I get this:

-> Running build hook: [zfs]
==> ERROR: module not found: `zavl'
==> ERROR: module not found: `znvpair'
==> ERROR: module not found: `zunicode'
==> ERROR: module not found: `zcommon'
==> ERROR: module not found: `zfs'
==> ERROR: module not found: `zpios'
==> ERROR: module not found: `spl'
==> ERROR: module not found: `splat'

isiachi commented on 2016-07-28 11:14


If you remove the zfs package the old module are still loaded so you can simple install zfs-dkms.

lockheed commented on 2016-07-27 16:55

I have a technical question, sort of removing the tablecloth underneath the dinner set...

I have a server with ZFS on root which runs on regular zfs packages (non-dkms). I need to migrate to zfs-dkms (and friends) to get support for non-stock Arch kernel.

The question is: how can I do that?

To install -dkms packages, I need to remove regular packages. But if I do that, I am afraid I will not be able to boot (or even operate on root prior to reboot) anymore because the whole root is on ZFS.

Can someone propose some sane course of action?

isiachi commented on 2016-07-02 15:11

Thanks for the advices. This package is using and will use git to fetch the source.

For the alpm-hooks it's not a bad idea. I've already thought about but right now the kernel package updates the initcpio with the old .install script. So basically the initcpio it's always updated before dkms. I'm following this bug report and see what they want to do. (

seschwar commented on 2016-07-01 22:42

When using the tarball instead of Git you wouldn't have to download the whole history of the repository: source=($pkgver/zfs-$pkgver.tar.gz)

Also alpm-hooks(5) for rebuilding the initcpio when the DMKS modules have been rebuilt would be useful if your / is on ZFS.

bazzawill commented on 2016-05-21 05:31

Is it possible to remove the hard version for spl-dkms= to allow for higher versions as this would allow upgrades to progress easier

cschwarz commented on 2016-05-08 22:24

Disabling checksum-checking is a bad idea (since, commit 8f9f7d54b520e920d1561a49b76ee092f6c13d4f).

If you don't want to use the tarballs, you should use the commit SHA1,e.g.


Otherwise, since the tags are not signed, they could be changed by upstream, rendering inconsistent versioning of this package.

Please change this back in all (zfs|spl)-(dkms|utils).

isiachi commented on 2016-04-04 12:52

It's all about build not dep.

Upgrade your packages with -d flag.

bazzawill commented on 2016-04-04 07:03

This package is creating dependency hell. Due to spl-dkms. Attempting to update spl-dkms first gives the error
"zfs-dkms: installing spl-dkms ( breaks dependency 'spl-dkms="
However attempting to update zfs-dkms first gives the error that spl-dkms is required (sorry no direct error message). I had to uninstall update spl-dkms then install to bypass.

WoefulDerelict commented on 2015-10-03 05:13

This package is an excellent resource and it is unfortunate to see it go unmaintained. I've updated the PKGBUILD and given it a bit of polish. Users can find the modified resources at the following URLs:

isiachi commented on 2015-09-23 15:43

In the weekend I will update it.

Sorry but tomorrow I've got my degree so I'm a little busy.

seblu commented on 2015-09-22 21:05

Could you bump this package, is doesn't works with 4.2 kernels!