F2FS File-System Merged Into Linux 3.8 Kernel
One of the merges not yet talked about for the Linux 3.8 kernel was the mainlining of the F2FS file-system for flash devices.
Samsung initially published the F2FS, Flash-Friendly File-System, code in early October as a new Linux file-system designed specifically for NAND flash memory-based storage devices. Initial benchmarks of the Flash-Friendly File-System were very impressive and the code was brought into an acceptable state for merging into Linux 3.8.
F2FS is based on Log-structured File System (LFS), which supports versatile "flash-friendly" features. The design has been focused on addressing the fundamental issues in LFS, which are snowball effect of wandering tree and high cleaning overhead.The merge happened with this Git activity.
Benchmarks of the Linux F2FS file-system compared to other file-systems are forthcoming.
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