Linked by Rahul on Fri 31st Oct 2008 16:12 UTC
Linux InternetNews talks to developers and vendors about the rise of Btrfs as a successor to Ext4. Though Ext4 adds extents, Chris Mason, Btrfs developer noted that BTRFS adds a number of other features beyond that. Among those features are items like snapshotting, online file consistency checks and the ability to perform fast incremental backups. BTRFS (pronounced better FS) is currently under development in an effort led by Oracle engineer Chris Mason. With the support of Intel, Red Hat, HP, IBM, BTRFS could become the engine that brings next generation filesystem capabilities to Linux.
Permalink for comment 335884
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Only so few?
by poundsmack on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:10 UTC in reply to "Only so few?"
poundsmack
Member since:
2005-07-13

once it hits 1.0 this file system will make you breakfast if you want it to. its going to be amazing. with huge colaboration by vendors and distrobutions like RedHat, this is going to be the future of Linux FS. I for one welcome it, its about time ZFS had some competition (though they have a ways to go)

Reply Parent Score: 1