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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RE[3]: ZFS
by TechGeek on Sat 1st Nov 2008 03:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ZFS"
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There is also the little question about who actually invented ZFS. Sun and NetApp are in a lawsuit over the patents on the file system right now. Even if Sun licensed ZFS as GPL, it would be pretty dumb to put it into the kernel until the legal questions are settled.

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