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openSUSE, formerly called SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a widely used Linux distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies. openSUSE's focus is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators while providing a user-friendly desktop and feature-rich server environment.

openSUSE is available in a stable base with the openSUSE Leap version. The openSUSE Tumbleweed is a rolling release which offers more up-to-date free software.

The list of kernel versions shipped with openSUSE releases can be found here.

Supported Zoned Block Devices

Zoned block device support with the shipped kernel for the available releases is shown in the table below.

Distribution VersionKernel VersionSCSI ZBC and ATA ZAC SupportNVMe ZNS Supportnull_blk Zone   Emulation Supportscsi_debug ZBC   Emulation  Support 
15.0 (Leap)4.12NoNoYesYes
15.1 (Leap)4.12NoNoYesYes
15.2 (Leap)5.3YesNoYesYes
15.3 (Leap)5.3YesNoYesYes
15.4 (Leap)5.14.21YesYesYesYes
TumbleweedLatest Stable 5.9 +YesYesYesYes

Supported File Systems and Device Mapper Targets

Starting with version 15.4, openSUSE Leap pre-compiled kernel includes loadable modules for all file systems and device mapper targets that have zoned storage support. As a bleeding-edge distribution, openSUSE Tumbleweed offers the same support since the update to kernel version 5.9.

File SystemsDevice Mapper
Distribution VersionKernel Versionf2fszonefsbtrfslinearflakeyzonedcrypt
15.0 (Leap)4.12YesYesNoNoYesYesNoYes
15.1 (Leap)4.12YesYesNoNoYesYesNoYes
15.2 (Leap)5.3YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
15.3 (Leap)5.3YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
15.4 (Leap)5.14.21YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TumbleweedLatest Stable 5.9 +YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Available Pre-Compiled Packages

openSUSE provides a comprehensive set of pre-compiled application and library packages supporting zoned block devices.

  • System utilities packages:

    • util-linux (blkzone utility)
    • nvme-cli
    • sg3_utils
  • Libraries related packages:

    • libblkid1 (and libblkid-devel)
    • libnvme1 (and libnvme-devel)
    • libzbd (and libzbd-devel)
    • libzbd-cli-tools
    • libzbd-gtk-tools
  • File systems related packages:

    • zonefs-tools
    • btrfsprogs
    • f2fs-tools
  • Device Mapper related packages:

    • dm-zoned-tools