F2FS & XFS See Changes For Linux 4.8
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 27 July 2016 at 08:32 AM EDT. 1 Comment
Following the EXT4 updates for Linux 4.8, the F2FS (Flash Friendly File-System) and XFS file-systems now have their feature updates ready for this next kernel cycle.

Coming to XFS in Linux 4.8 is an iomap-based block mapping infrastructure, buffer error handling fixes, Direct IO and DAX code changes, buffer cache fixes, error injection clean-ups, full support for sparse inode chunks, and a variety of other enhancements.

Over in F2FS land there was work done on reducing lock contention and improving file-system scalability, mitigating CPU overhead on write paths, support lazy time, avoiding flush command congestion, and a variety of fixes.

Details on the XFS changes here and the F2FS Linux 4.8 changes here.
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