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F2FS Gains Features, Performance On 3.12

Linux Kernel

Published on 05 September 2013 11:56 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Samsung has queued up a rather good round of improvements for their F2FS (Flash-Friendly File-System) for introduction in the Linux 3.12 kernel.

Making the F2FS file-system updates interesting for this next Linux kernel release are new features and performance improvements. Enhancements/features for F2FS in the 3.12 kernel include inline xattrs, sysfs support to control GCs explicitly, and a proc entry to show the current segment usage information. The performance work comes down to improvements in worst case scenarios for GC/SSR. Aside from this work, there's also F2FS bug-fixes.

More details on these updates to the Linux Flash Friendly File-System can be found via the mailing list pull request by Samsung's Jaegeuk Kim.

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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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