Linked by Rahul on Sat 18th Oct 2008 11:29 UTC
Linux While Ext4 was originally merged in 2.6.19, it was marked as a development filesystem. It has been a long time coming but as planned, Ext4dev has been renamed to Ext4 in 2.6.28 to indicate its level of maturity and paving the way for production level deployments. Ext4 filesystem developer Ted Tso also endorsed Btrfs as a multi-vendor, next generation filesystem and along with the interest from Andrew Morton, Btrfs is planned to be merged before 2.6.29 is released. It will follow a similar development process to Ext4 and be initially marked as development only.
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BTRFS, Reiser4 without the stigma?
by adkilla on Sat 18th Oct 2008 17:09 UTC
adkilla
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Seems like BTRFS is much more along the lines of a modern filesystem like ZFS or Reiser4.

If BTRFS is to be merged in 2.6.29, would it be stable enough for desktop use then? Though not suitable for critical production use.

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