XFS Is Packing Many Improvements With Linux 5.9

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 10 August 2020 at 12:01 AM EDT. 5 Comments
The XFS file-system has many improvements ready for the Linux 5.9 kernel.

The main XFS feature pull was sent in on Friday for Linux 5.9 and includes a wealth of improvements for this mature file-system:

- Inode flushing with XFS is now fully asynchronous. Additionally, memory reclamation is no longer blocked on inode flushing.

- A long-standing bug in the quota code was addressed where soft limit warnings and inode limits never ended up being tracked properly.

- An extensive refactoring to the xattr and quota code in preparing for future improvements.

- The direct access (DAX) behavior between EXT4 and XFS has been further stabilized.

- Various efficiency improvements and other code improvements.

More details on all of the XFS changes for Linux 5.9 via this pull request by XFS maintainer Darrick Wong of IBM.
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