Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Oct 2012 13:59 UTC, submitted by robojerk
Linux "F2FS is a new file system carefully designed for the NAND flash memory-based storage devices. We chose a log structure file system approach, but we tried to adapt it to the new form of storage. Also we remedy some known issues of the very old log structured file system, such as snowball effect of wandering tree and high cleaning overhead."
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Shhh!! Quiet...
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 6th Oct 2012 15:08 UTC
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Don't let Apple find out! Next thing you know, they'll try to find something to sue over in this new file system.

But a bit more seriously though, this is a good thing. It's disappointing that when it comes to flash media, no suitable file system has gained popularity and we're still stuck with FAT. Well, ext2, too--but at the expense of cross-platform read/write-ability because some company in Redmond wants you to use their crappy, antiquated file system from the 1980s. And apparently every company loves it because, being such creaky old and simplistic technology, implementing it is a breeze.

That said, IMO ext2 is not that good of a solution either really; there needs to be a file system built from the ground up to support all major operating systems equally. Something designed for flash drives and with implementations for all major operating systems from the start.

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