Linux Storage News Archives
Funtin SFF-8639: U.2 NVMe SSD To PCI-E Card Adapter

With our review this week of the Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB U.2 SSD there was a discussion in the forums about using U.2 SSDs in desktop systems, etc. If your system doesn't have a U.2 slot, an adapter like the Funtin SFF-8639 makes it easy to pop the SSD into a PCI-E x4 slot.

18 November 2017 - U.2 PCI-E NVMe SSD Adapter - 32 Comments
XFS For Linux 4.15 Brings "Great Scads of New Stuff"

File-system pull requests today for Linux 4.15 not only included Btrfs compression-related improvements, an overhaul to the AFS driver, and EXT4 corruption fixes but there is also a very significant set of updates to the XFS file-system.

13 November 2017 - XFS Linux 4.15 - 31 Comments
Oracle Could Still Make ZFS A First-Class Upstream Linux File-System

For many years Linux storage enthusiasts have dreamed of having the ZFS file-system part of the mainline Linux kernel. But since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems that outlook has looked much more bleak that they would re-license the ZFS kernel code under a license compatible with the upstream GPLv2 Linux kernel. But an Oracle engineer presented today that the ZFS Linux dream might still come true.

24 October 2017 - Oracle ZFS On Linux? - 79 Comments
Btrfs Gets Fixes & Prep Work In Linux 4.14

Besides the separate pull request that brought Zstd compression support for Btrfs with the in-development Linux 4.14 kernel, the main Btrfs pull request was also submitted on Friday for updating this Linux file-system.

9 September 2017 - Btrfs Linux 4.14 - 11 Comments
NOVA: The Newest Linux File-System, Designed For Persistent Memory

It's been an interesting week for Linux storage with Red Hat deprecating Btrfs and Stratis being their next-gen Linux storage bet. Independent of that is now the announcement of NOVA, a new Linux file-system coming out of university research into file-systems for persistent memory.

3 August 2017 - NOVA File-System - 17 Comments
AES-128-CBC Support Coming To Fscrypt

AES-128-CBC support is coming to fscrypt, the generic file-system crypto code in the Linux kernel that's currently in use by F2FS and EXT4 for offering native file-system encryption support.

26 June 2017 - Linux 4.13 - 2 Comments

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