F2FS File-System Being Further Enhanced With Linux 4.6
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 20 March 2016 at 10:23 AM EDT. 11 Comments
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While F2FS still doesn't seem to have been utilized yet by any large, wide-scale deployments as the flash file-system of choice, this Linux file-system continues to mature.

Jaegeuk Kim sent out the pull request this week for updating the Flash-Friendly File-System for Linux 4.6. His pull request needs to be re-submitted to a mistake he made that upset Torvalds, but it gives us a look at the features that are coming for this file-system in the next Linux kernel release.

Some of the highlights include changing around the file-system encryption code, giving sysfs entries to control memory consumption, AIO performance enhancements, enhanced foreground garbage collection, faster SEEK_DATA and filemap support, and a number of bug fixes.

I'll have some fresh Linux file-system benchmarks (e.g. Btrfs vs. XFS vs. EXT4 vs. F2FS) once the 4.6 merge window is over.

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