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    Phoronix: F2FS File-System Being Further Enhanced With Linux 4.6

    While F2FS still doesn't seem to have been utilized yet by any large, wide-scale deployments as the flash file-system of choice, this Linux file-system continues to mature...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-For-Linux-4.6

  • SystemCrasher
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    Originally posted by Krysto View Post
    Does it support encryption by default yet? I think some Google engineer was saying more than a year ago that he would add it to ext4 and then F2FS.
    As of Linux kernel 4.5, there is parameter to allow F2FS encryption in stock kernel config. I swear I've seen it while grinding through 4.5 build options in menuconfig. Whether it activated or not or whether your kernel is recent enough is up for you or your kernel supplier. I'm also not really sure what you consider "default" for kernel configuration. I doubt it going to be defconfig and distros may have their own idea on how they configure their kernels and what is "default".
    Last edited by SystemCrasher; 03-21-2016, 02:43 PM.

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  • Krysto
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    Does it support encryption by default yet? I think some Google engineer was saying more than a year ago that he would add it to ext4 and then F2FS.

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  • Chewi
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    Originally posted by Vulcanworlds View Post
    I don't think F2FS is supported by Fedora/CentOS/RHEL, nor is it in the plans to be, which really is a shame.
    I take it you mean as a root FS. Debian's installer doesn't offer it as an option either (at least in Jessie) but it's easy enough to fudge it afterwards. I have successfully done this.

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  • drSeehas
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    Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
    It's useful on usb stick.
    Not if you want to exchange data with Windows or OS X or BD players or TVs or ...

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  • lgrootnoob
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    Originally posted by haagch View Post
    Well, many people use it on android, at least with "custom roms". Not sure how android's upstream support of it looks like. Anyone know more about that?
    aosp actually has f2fs-tools maintained by google. or something like that.

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  • Namenlos
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    Originally posted by Ericg View Post
    Isn't F2FS used on Samsung android phones?
    No, there were some Motorola devices that used it.

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  • Vulcanworlds
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    I don't think F2FS is supported by Fedora/CentOS/RHEL, nor is it in the plans to be, which really is a shame.

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  • klapaucius
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    Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post
    It's useful on usb stick.
    As long as you transfer files between Linux systems only. That's its limit.

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  • Ericg
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    Isn't F2FS used on Samsung android phones?

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