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[4]: ZFS
by PlatformAgnostic on Sat 1st Nov 2008 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ZFS"
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Yeah.. there's a pretty detailed description of it at http://www.kuro5hin.org/?op=displaystory;sid=2001/6/19/05641/7357.

The basic gist is that in pre-release versions of NT, some BSD code may have been used in boot-strapping the networking effort. This code was accessed through a wrapper which is now long-disused (and probably not even present anymore) and was entirely replaced in NT 3.5, the first externally (eternally, even) released NT, by a significantly different Microsoft stack.

Some of the userland network tools are ported bsd code (command line ftp being an example), so maybe that's the source of this rumor.

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