Yet another improved version of the Linux kernel was baked and delivered hot and fresh last night, May 16th, by Linus Torvalds. Linux Kernel 2.6.34 includes now two new filesystems, one for flash drives (LogFS), and Ceph, a distributed network filesystem. The new kernel also includes RCU lockdep, various improvements to the Btrfs filesystem, GPU swi...
Greetings! I've heard a lot about the new btrfs, so I decided to give it a go. I'm trying to setup arch linux on a btrfs as the main file system. I've managed to get the system running, but I have some questions about btrfs. It seems so different from anything I've tried so far. :scratch:
Lately (at least after upgrading to linux 3.15), when I try to copy lots of files between btrfs partitions, I'm getting these "IO hangs" (not sure what to call it) where I can use the system fine as long as I don't try to read/write from my btrfs /home.
This tutorial presents a step-by-step guide on how to install Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu 13.10 on a Btrfs filesystem.
Btrfs is CoW (Copy on Write) filesystem with support for features like read-only and writable snapshots, subvolumes, incremental backups, deduplication, and multiple device support.
A few minutes ago, the Ubuntu development team unleashed the second Alpha release of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating system, due for release in October 10th, 2010. As usual, we've downloaded a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 10.10 development.
Thanks to its use of Anaconda, the Fedora installer, Sabayon 5.3, the latest release of the Gentoo-based distribution, is one of the first Linux distributions with support for the btrfs file system. Btrfs is one of the newest filesystems in the Linux kernel. It is similar to Oracle’s ZFS, but lacks ZFS’ more advanced features. [...]