Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Nov 2009 16:48 UTC
Linux Linux continues to innovate in the area of file systems. It supports the largest variety of file systems of any operating system. It also provides cutting-edge file system technology. Two new file systems that are making their way into Linux include the NiLFS(2) log-structured file system and the exofs object-based storage system. Discover the purpose behind these two new file systems and the advantages that they bring.
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RE: Why all the filesystems.
by Praxis on Wed 4th Nov 2009 17:27 UTC in reply to "Why all the filesystems."
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well behind most of these file systems are some pretty major companies, I think its safe to say that Oracle and IBM aren't just developing these things for the heck of it. One thing to keep in mind is that it takes a long time to properly develop a file system that people will trust with their data, so you need to start creating these things about 5-7 years before you think you will need it.

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