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XFS File-System Changes Head Into Linux 3.12 Kernel

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Published on 09 September 2013 03:25 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Following the new EXT4 features and F2FS changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel, the XFS file-system update has now occurred.

The theme of the XFS changes for the Linux 3.12 merge window include allowing for more shared code between the libxfs user-space XFS library and the Linux kernel XFS module, performance optimizations, and other small work.

Some of the items worth pointing out include readahead to log recovery, support for project and group quotas to work simultaneously, performance optimizations for CIL, directory entry file type support, user name-space support, and other small fixes and improvements.

More details on the XFS Linux 3.12 changes can be found from the XFS Git branch merge.

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