Linux Storage News Archives
OpenZFS Will Soon Have Zstd Compression Support

Zstd compression continues becoming more widely adopted from Ubuntu looking at Zstd-compressed packages to compressing the Linux kernel image to now the OpenZFS file-system soon having support for Facebook's Zstandard compression algorithm.

25 March 2018 - OpenZFS Zstd - 4 Comments
XFS Feature Used For Online Fsck Graduates From Experimental

Last week the main pull request of XFS file-system driver updates for the Linux 4.16 was sent in and referred to by XFS maintainer Darrick Wong as having great scads of new stuff. The Oracle engineer has now sent in a secondary pull request of XFS for Linux 4.16.

6 February 2018 - XFS Linux 4.16 - 4 Comments
XFS In Linux 4.16 Continues With "Great Scads Of New Stuff"

Back during the Linux 4.15 kernel merge window XFS file-system maintainer Darrick Wong commented there was great scads of new stuff and now with Linux 4.16 he's repeating that line. XFS for Linux 4.16 brings several significant changes to this mature Linux file-system.

31 January 2018 - XFS FEATURES!11!!!!11!!! - 11 Comments
Loop-AES Updated For Linux 4.14~4.15 Kernel Compatibility

It's been a while since last having anything to report on with Loop-AES as a long-standing means for offering transparent data encryption in the form of a loopback device. The project is now out with a new release providing out-of-tree compatibility with Linux 4.14/4.15 kernels.

5 December 2017 - Loop-AES-Encryption - 1 Comment
A Closed-Source Apple File-System APFS Driver For Linux Announced

With macOS High Sierra finally ditching the HFS+ file-system and switching all macOS users over to Apple's new file-system, APFS, you may find the need to read a APFS file-system from another non-macOS device. Now it's possible with an APFS Linux file-system driver, but it's closed-source and doesn't yet have write capabilities.

30 November 2017 - APFS Linux Driver - 29 Comments
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 - 33 Comments

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