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.
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by 1c3d0g on Fri 31st Oct 2008 23:27 UTC in reply to "ZFS"
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Right on! It's exactly these things that make the Linux community look childish and ignorant of other proven technologies. Until they get over themselves and start implementing what their users (not only developers!) want, Linux will always remain a niche, at least in the desktop arena.

Then again, this happens to all O.S. to some degree. I still can't understand why Microsoft has taken a perfectly good-working TCP/IP stack from BSD and botched it up with inefficient, proprietary code and implemented that mess in Vista...

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