OpenZFS on RedHat 8 – Build from Source

This process presumes you have generated a signing key (/root/signing/MOK.priv and /root/signing/MOK.der) that has been registered for signing modules.

# Install prerequisites
dnf install --skip-broken epel-release gcc make autoconf automake libtool rpm-build libtirpc-devel libblkid-devel libuuid-devel libudev-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel libaio-devel libattr-devel elfutils-libelf-devel kernel-devel-$(uname -r) python3 python3-devel python3-setuptools python3-cffi libffi-devel git ncompress libcurl-devel

dnf install --skip-broken --enablerepo=epel --enablerepo=powertools python3-packaging dkms

# Clone OpenZFS repo
git clone
cd zfs
# generally stay in the main branch, but if you want to use the latest then check out the staging branch
# git checkout zfs-2.2.5-staging
make install

# Sign the kernel modules
/usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/scripts/sign-file sha256 /root/signing/MOK.priv /root/signing/MOK.der /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/extra/zfs.ko
/usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/scripts/sign-file sha256 /root/signing/MOK.priv /root/signing/MOK.der /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/extra/spl.ko

# And verify the modules are signed
modinfo -F signer /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/extra/zfs.ko
modinfo -F signer /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/extra/spl.ko

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