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.
Permalink for comment 334199
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Defragmentation
by Morph on Sat 18th Oct 2008 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Defragmentation"
Member since:

You can't break the laws of physics though. If you are going to defragment then you have to have enough free space to move all your files around...

Anyone remember the DOS defrag util that moved around individual clusters? And it displayed a nice big map of the disk showing which sectors it was currenly moving. Free space requirements: one free cluster ;)

Reply Parent Score: 4