Btrfs File-System Changes Submitted For Linux 4.10
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 16 December 2016 at 01:22 PM EST. 10 Comments
LINUX STORAGE --
Adding to the list of changes so far for Linux 4.10 are the Btrfs file-system updates.

Btrfs changes in Linux 4.10 aren't as exciting as some would have hoped for, including I. What there is to find with the Btrfs changes in Linux 4.10 are a set of clean-ups, corrections to make Btrfs use proper helpers for bio walking, and several fixes. The fixes do include some "long standing bugs" around btrfs_drop_extents and during the balance operation.

What makes the Btrfs updates for Linux 4.10 a bit less exciting is that it doesn't have a proper/full fix yet for the RAID 5/6 issue and the long-standing possible data corruption bug that is admittedly low-urgency but deals with reading a file with a hole positioned after an inline extent returning uninitalized memory when using Btrfs with zlib compression.

A list of the Btrfs changes that did make it for the Linux 4.10 merge window can be found via this pull request.
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