Linked by diegocg on Mon 21st May 2012 19:10 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.4 has been released. New features include several Btrfs updates: support of metadata blocks bigger than 4KB, much improved metadata performance, better error handling and better recovery tools; there is also a new X32 ABI which allows to run programs in 64 bit mode with 32 bit pointers; several updates to the GPU drivers: early modesetting of Nvidia Geforce 600 'Kepler', support of AMD RadeonHD 7xxx and AMD Trinity APU series, and support of Intel Medfield graphics; support of x86 cpu driver autoprobing, two new device-mapper targets, several perf improvements such as GTK2 report GUI and a new 'Yama' security module. Here's the full list of changes.
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RE: Awesome
by jessesmith on Tue 22nd May 2012 00:38 UTC in reply to "Awesome"
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Btrfs is probably stable enough to use, but its recovery tools (the last time I checked) were not up to par with the recovery tools for other file systems. Plus Btrfs in my tests is quite a bit slower than ext4. You're probably better off using ext3 or ext4 for now, until Btrfs performance and reliability have been proven.

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