GParted 0.21 Brings ReFS Detection, EXT4 For RHEL5, Reiser4 For Linux 3.x
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 26 January 2015 at 07:14 PM EST. 2 Comments
GNOME --
Version 0.21 of the widely-used, GUI-based GNOME Partition Editor is now available.

GParted 0.21 key changes according to its developers include a fix for a off by one sector error with GParted's internal block copy, support for EXT4 file-systems on RHEL/CentOS 5.x, and removing unnecessary duplicate actions when resizing a partition.

Aside from other "bug fixes", one fix that did catch our attention is detection support for ReFS. ReFS is Microsoft's "Resilient File System" intended to become the post-NTFS Microsoft file-system. ReFS has been present since Windows Server 2012 but hasn't yet the default within Windows. ReFS uses B+ trees for on-disk data structures, allocation-on-write updating of meta-data, and supports a subset of NTFS features.

Another important change with GParted 0.21.0 is the ability to create Reiser4 file-systems with Linux 3.x kernels, albeit Reiser4 remains an out-of-tree file-system project.

More details on GParted 0.21 can be found via the project's release notes.
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