Topic: btrfs

BTRFS RAID code needs a rewrite

A slow disaster has been unfolding since the end of June in the BTRFS community. This open source file system, also known as the “ButterFS,” includes modern features that do not exist elsewhere on Linux, such as snapshots, pooling and integral multi-device spanning. According to BTRFS contributor Goffredo Baroncelli on the BTRFS mailing list, the … continue reading

bcache grows into a full file system

File system hounds have a new project to watch. bcachefs was released yesterday, bringing with it checksumming, compression, support for multiple devices, and caching. Eventually, the file system aims to even support snapshotting. bcachefs started out as simply bcache. Kent Overstreet began working on the project while working at Google. While the effort was targeted … continue reading Protection Status