EXT4 In Linux 4.4 Brings Fixes, Particularly For Encryption Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 6 November 2015 at 08:34 PM EST. 7 Comments
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Besides the Btrfs pull request being sent in today for the Linux 4.4 merge window, the EXT4 updates were also sent in today by Ted Ts'o.

The EXT4 changes for Linux 4.4 largely come down to a smothering of bug-fixes for this stable Linxu file-system. In particular, there's also fixes around the EXT4 encryption support and Ted is encouraging any EXT4 encrypted users to update their patches against Linux 4.4 to avoid a memory leak and file-system corruption bug.

A new feature this cycle is supporting CSUM_SEED, for allowing user-space to change the file-system's UUID without rewriting all of the file-system meta-data. More details via today's pull request.

Once Linux 4.4 has seen a few release candidates, I'll be through with my usual Linux file-system benchmarks as always. Until then are also the daily Linux Git benchmarks done at LinuxBenchmarking.com on both Fedora and Ubuntu.
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