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Linux Kernel Support

This collection of articles describes Linux® kernel features supporting zoned storage devices.

  • Support Overview: See an overview of Linux kernel and Linux ecosystem support for zoned block devices.

  • Enabling Zoned Block Device Support: Learn how to configure, compile and install a Linux kernel to enable zoned block device support.

  • User Interface: Learn about the user application programming interface provided by the kernel for managing and accessing zoned block devices.

  • Write Command Ordering: Learn how the kernel handles sequential write operations to zones to ensure a correct execution on zoned block devices.

  • Partitions: Learn more about the kernel support for partition tables on zoned block devices.

  • Device Mapper: Learn how to use the device mapper infrastructure and setup device mapper targets with zoned block devices as backend storage.

  • File Systems: Learn about Linux native file systems support for zoned block devices.