Linux Storage News Archives
FS-Cache Rewritten But Even Its Developers Are Hesitant About Landing It For Linux 5.9

FS-Cache provides the Linux kernel with a general purpose cache for network file-systems like NFS and AFS but also other special use-cases like ISO9660 file-systems. FS-Cache has been rewritten for better performance and reliability, among other benefits, and while it has been sent in as a pull request for Linux 5.9 even its own developers provide some caution over landing it this cycle.

5 August 2020 - FS-CACHE - 6 Comments
Linux 5.9 To Support DM-CRYPT On Zoned Block Devices

Along with Linux 5.9 set to add NVMe ZNS support for the spec surrounding placement of data within zones, more broadly this next kernel is positioned to bring dm-crypt support for zoned block devices.

21 July 2020 - dm-crypt + Zoned Block Devices - 1 Comment
Micron's HSE Open-Source Storage Engine Ticks Up To v1.7.1

Announced at the end of April was Micron's HSE as a new open-source storage engine designed for offering speedy performance and lower latency on modern solid-based storage, especially for systems employing 3D XPoint technology. Version 1.7.1 of HSE was released today as their first open-source release since going public with this technology.

26 May 2020 - HSE 1.7.1 - Add A Comment
Reiser5 File-System Working On New Features Like Data Tiering, Burst Buffers

Reiser5 was announced back on New Year's Eve with support for local volumes and supporting parallel scaling out and other improvements over the long-in-development but never mainlined Reiser4. While Reiser5 was not met with enthusiasm, Edward Shishkin has continued working on this next-generation file-system and today announced the latest round of improvements.

26 May 2020 - Reiser5 More Features - 47 Comments

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