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 Kebabbert on Sat 1st Nov 2008 05:15 UTC
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It is funny that some Linux people thinks that preventing silent corruption is not important, when discussing ZFS. Now that BTRFS will support that feature, I promise you that soon these people will say it's the most important thing since sliced bread.

Some would say they are funny. Other would call them just plain dumb. I think they are funny. Soon SEGEDUNUM also will change his mind and praise prevention of silent corruption. But not until Linux has that feature. Until then, detection and prevention of silent corruption is not important.

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