Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Aug 2001 19:20 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The days of the plain filesystems like FAT32 and ext2 seem to have past. Newer operating systems are offering journal, 64-bit filesystems, with features like supporting terrabytes of filesizes or attaching attributed meta-data in them. Today we are interviewing (in a given set of questions) the main people behind IBM's JFS, NameSys' ReiserFS and SGI's XFS. Read on about the status of their filesystems, their abilities and what they are aiming for the future.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
BeOS live queries
by Stephen Anthony on Wed 29th Aug 2001 16:18 UTC

To those people who suggest that metadata and live queries aren't as important as journaling, I tend to disagree. Both are of equal importance. Journaling is absolutely required to keep the users data safe. Yes, this is very important. But has anyone here actually tried the BFS? I mean, its amazing ;) Basically, you can do file searches at almost the same speed as performing a 'locate' command in Linux. And no 'updatedb' is required! The 'find' command is basically made obsolete. And I tried this a few years ago on a slow 4800 RPM drive. I'd love to see what it could do on the 7200RPM IBM drive I have now ;)