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F2FS File-System Major Linux 3.13 Enhancements

Linux Kernel

Published on 13 November 2013 10:33 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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For those in need of a high-performance specially-optimized file-system for flash storage devices, the F2FS file-system developed at Samsung has seen more "major enhancements" queued up for the Linux 3.13 kernel.

Jaegeuk Kim at Samsung had his F2FS file-system update pulled over the night for the 3.13 kernel merge window. The F2FS Linux 3.13 major enhancements mentioned by the open-source developer with his F2FS pull include a new sysfs to control reclaiming free segments, enhancements to the F2FS global lock procedures, enhanced the victim selection flow, waiting for selected node blocks during fsync, new tracepoints, and a config to remove the abundant BUG_ONs. There's also other bug-fixes too.

During the Flash-Friendly File-System's tenure in the Linux kernel we have found the file-system to work great for SDHC storage, it also works good for USB flash drives, and it's running great on SSDs. New solid-state drive benchmarks of F2FS will come on the Linux 3.13 kernel once its merge window is closed and we'll proceed at Phoronix with the usual EXT4, XFS, F2FS, and Btrfs file-system performance benchmarks.

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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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