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The State Of The Tux3 File-System For Linux

Linux Kernel

Published on 20 March 2013 11:30 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Is the Tux3 file-system alive and well for Linux or will it face a fate like Reiser4 where it may never see a mainline state?

Tux3 is the file-system that warranted attention a few years prior as an open-source versioning file-system to succeed the Tux2 file-system that was challenged by licensing issues. While promising at first, Tux3 virtually disappeared for a few years time.

At the beginning of this year, Tux3 came back to life with results that promised to be competitive with the very common EXT4 file-system. Added shortly thereafter was Tux3 FSCK support but still, the file-system hasn't been merged.

When asked recently on the Linux kernel mailing list about whether Tux3 is still months later, Daniel Phillips of the project responded on the list.

Tux3 is not dead but there's plenty of activity happening to its source tree on GitHub. The most recent activity is from earlier in March. There's also a mailing list for Tux3.

In terms of why there isn't any major Tux3 news at the moment, Daniel responds, is that they're in the midst of developing the next-gen directory index. It looks like it may still be a while before Tux3 is called for mainline inclusion within the Linux kernel.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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