A Btrfs File-System Kernel Driver For Windows

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 21 February 2016 at 06:39 PM EST. 61 Comments
A Phoronix reader wrote in with the work he's done on implementing a full-functioning Btrfs file-system driver for Windows.

Unlike other Btrfs drivers for Windows written up to this point, this new driver is a proper Windows kernel driver and it also supports read-write functionality. Aside from RAID and compression support missing, the developer Mark Harmstone says that it's "practically feature-complete - albeit very much an alpha version."

If you are interested in this new Btrfs for Windows initiative, see this GitHub repository where there are listing of what's left to be accomplished as well as current features.
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