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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by FunkyELF on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 16:42 UTC in reply to "ZFS"
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It is a terrible shame that ZFS is even better, and also more mature, but won't get into the linux kernel.

Two different implementations. ZFS is one huge piece of software that does everything. Much of what ZFS does is already implemented in a modular way in the Linux kernel.

The architectures are completely different.

If Oracle was trying to create a huge monolithic system then you'd have reason to complain...but I welcome options like this.

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