Topic: posix

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

SD Times Blog: Updating POSIX poses a problem

When Mischa Spiegelmock takes interest in something about the history of software, it’s best to just get out of his way. This was the case, yesterday, when he published a little blog he’d written about POSIX. The results of his experiment basically proves that the old ways of building democratized, community-driven software are completely ridiculous … continue reading

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