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: Type Field
by siride on Sat 1st Nov 2008 13:37 UTC in reply to "Type Field"
siride
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2006-01-02

A file type field isn't any more reliable than a magic number or an extension. And who is going to decide what the file type field should be? That's right, the same programs that would decide what the extension or magic number would be.

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