Linked by Rahul on Fri 31st Oct 2008 16:12 UTC
Linux InternetNews talks to developers and vendors about the rise of Btrfs as a successor to Ext4. Though Ext4 adds extents, Chris Mason, Btrfs developer noted that BTRFS adds a number of other features beyond that. Among those features are items like snapshotting, online file consistency checks and the ability to perform fast incremental backups. BTRFS (pronounced better FS) is currently under development in an effort led by Oracle engineer Chris Mason. With the support of Intel, Red Hat, HP, IBM, BTRFS could become the engine that brings next generation filesystem capabilities to Linux.
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RE[2]: ZFS
by g2devi on Sat 1st Nov 2008 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE: ZFS"
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But BTRFS developers *are* implementing what their users want. Look at all the companies involved. Linux has a different user base than Solaris and as such, have different priority. In the Solaris world, staying with the same OS version for 10 years is not unusual. In the Linux world, staying with the same OS version for 4 years is. Neither OS is wrong for its focus. They just fill different niches.

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