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A Better File System for Linux?

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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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It looks promising. I've been following a thread at the gentoo forums on this for a while now. Seems though, there's still problems with data corruption and losing all your data on this type of file system - last post was 21 October relating to this, so only 10 days ago. This has been ongoing since the thread started back in 2007.

 

Yesterday, it was also mentioned compression support had been added to the filesystem - but I'd rather they fix the data loss issue.

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the data loss issues will be gone by the time it's stable. btrfs is a terribly experimental file system presently. It's not completely implemented or even a complete filesystem yet so data loss is expected.

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the data loss issues will be gone by the time it's stable.

 

Of course ;)

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