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GRUB Now Supports Btrfs 3/4-Copy RAID1 Profiles (RAID1C3 / RAID1C4 On Linux 5.5+)

When it comes to the storage/file-system changes with the in-development Linux 5.5 kernel one of the most prominent end-user-facing changes is more robust RAID1 for Btrfs with the ability to have three or four copies of the data rather than just two copies, should data safety be of utmost importance and concerned over the possibility of two disks in an array failing.

7 December 2019 - Btrfs Three Copy / Four Copy RAID - 4 Comments
EXT4 On Linux 5.5 To Support Encryption On Smaller Block Sizes

For the past four years going back to Linux 4.4 has been EXT4 native file-system encryption making use of the kernel's FSCRYPT framework that is shared between several file-systems. That support has continued to improve with time and with Linux 5.5 another limitation will be dropped.

16 November 2019 - Dropping Limitation - 12 Comments
F2FS File-System Seeing LZO/LZ4 Compression Support

Similar to the transparent file-system compression that has been available on the likes of Btrfs and ZFS for years, the Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) is also in the process of receiving native compression support.

24 October 2019 - F2FS File-System Compression - 7 Comments
An Alternative exFAT Linux File-System Driver Based On Samsung's sdFAT

While the upcoming Linux 5.4 kernel cycle is finally bringing a driver for Microsoft exFAT file-system read/write support, it's dated on an old Samsung code drop that has seen little public work over the years. Since queued for staging-next, there has been a big uptick in clean-ups and other activity, but there also exists another alternative out-of-tree exFAT Linux driver.

14 September 2019 - exFAT File-System - 21 Comments
EROFS Is Graduating From Staging In Linux 5.4

Linux 5.4 will be a big kernel on the file-system front as in addition to introducing the new VirtIO-FS and exFAT file-system support, Huawei's EROFS file-system will be graduating from staging.

1 September 2019 - Linux 5.4 EROFS - 1 Comment

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