Linked by Rahul on Sat 18th Oct 2008 11:29 UTC
Linux While Ext4 was originally merged in 2.6.19, it was marked as a development filesystem. It has been a long time coming but as planned, Ext4dev has been renamed to Ext4 in 2.6.28 to indicate its level of maturity and paving the way for production level deployments. Ext4 filesystem developer Ted Tso also endorsed Btrfs as a multi-vendor, next generation filesystem and along with the interest from Andrew Morton, Btrfs is planned to be merged before 2.6.29 is released. It will follow a similar development process to Ext4 and be initially marked as development only.
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... Maybe the next RHEL will ship it. That is just a guess though.

Doubt it.
I'd venture and guess that RHEL will continue using ext3 by default, but will offer ext4 is a certain command line option is used during installation/boot.

If indeed btrfs will be released within 2010, I -may- end up in RHEL 7.

- Gilboa

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