Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Oct 2012 13:59 UTC, submitted by robojerk
Linux "F2FS is a new file system carefully designed for the NAND flash memory-based storage devices. We chose a log structure file system approach, but we tried to adapt it to the new form of storage. Also we remedy some known issues of the very old log structured file system, such as snowball effect of wandering tree and high cleaning overhead."
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What happened to nilfs?
by jefro on Sat 6th Oct 2012 15:45 UTC
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2007-04-13

And what is the deal with linux and ZFS? Why not use the best fs?

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RE: What happened to nilfs?
by ssokolow on Sat 6th Oct 2012 16:10 in reply to "What happened to nilfs?"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

And what is the deal with linux and ZFS? Why not use the best fs?


The existing kernel-level implementation is under CDDL which is GPL-incompatible and the abstract filesystem itself is covered by software patents that not even pre-Oracle Sun was eager to share.

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RE: What happened to nilfs?
by No it isnt on Sat 6th Oct 2012 19:16 in reply to "What happened to nilfs?"
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2005-11-14

ZFS isn't the best FS for small flash filesystems on mobile devices.

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RE[2]: What happened to nilfs?
by _txf_ on Sat 6th Oct 2012 19:23 in reply to "RE: What happened to nilfs?"
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2008-03-17

ZFS isn't the best FS for small flash filesystems on mobile devices.


Nor for the average computer. It loves to feast on ram, and starts running like crap sometimes even with 4GB...

Edited 2012-10-06 19:23 UTC

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RE: What happened to nilfs?
by WereCatf on Sun 7th Oct 2012 04:45 in reply to "What happened to nilfs?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

And what is the deal with linux and ZFS? Why not use the best fs?


ZFS is definitely not the best choice for flash - media, plus it's very resource-hungry on the host - side of things, too. ZFS is plenty useful on a server, and even on a desktop it could possibly be useful, but it is not suitable for use in embedded devices with limited resources or devices where you simply have no need for all of its features.

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