EXT4 Seeing Various Fixes For Linux 4.21

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 26 December 2018 at 02:29 AM EST. 1 Comment
Similar to the XFS changes for Linux 4.21, the EXT4 file-system is just seeing code clean-ups and fixes.

The EXT4 file-system on Linux 4.21 won't see any new features, but is seeing just a variety of code cleaning and fixes. The fixes as explained by EXT4 maintainer Ted Ts'o: "All cleanups and bug fixes; most notably, fix some problems discovered in ext4's NFS support, and fix an ioctl (EXT4_IOC_GROUP_ADD) used by old versions of e2fsprogs which we accidentally broke a while back. Also fixed some error paths in ext4's quota and inline data support. Finally, improve tail latency in jbd2's commit code."

It's so light that there are just over a dozen EXT4 patches as part of the pull request. Though via the fscrypt code for the EXT4 file-system encryption support with this next kernel it should have the initial Adiantum support targeted for low-end Android Go type hardware.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week