Linux Storage News Archives
Fedora Cloud 35 Approved To Use Btrfs By Default

Last month plans were published for Fedora Cloud 35 to use the Btrfs file-system by default, similar to Fedora Workstation using Btrfs by default for several releases. That plan has now been signed off on by FESCo allowing for this change to happen.

16 June 2021 - Fedora Cloud 35 + Btrfs - 52 Comments
Linux 5.14 To Allow EXT4 Journal Checkpoints From User-Space For Extra Privacy

Queued up now into the EXT4 file-system's "dev" tree is the recent work on a journal checkpoint ioctl (EXT4_IOC_CHECKPOINT) and optional support for TRIM/discard or zero-out support on journal flushes. This is the work that came about in recent months in working to ensure the privacy of deleted file names from the system.

7 June 2021 - EXT4_IOC_CHECKPOINT - 2 Comments
IO_uring Squeezes More Performance With Linux 5.13

Merged as part of the block subsystem changes for the Linux 5.13 were the usual assortment of enhancements to the exciting IO_uring. With this next kernel there is yet even better performance out of this morning Linux I/O interface.

3 May 2021 - Linux 5.13 IO_uring - 8 Comments
OpenZFS 2.1-rc3 Delivers More Fixes

OpenZFS 2.1 is nearing release as the next feature update to this open-source ZFS file-system implementation currently supporting Linux and FreeBSD systems.

15 April 2021 - OpenZFS 2.1-rc3 - 8 Comments
Reiser4 Ported Early To The Linux 5.12 Kernel

Normally we don't see the out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system ported to new Linux kernel releases until after the inaugural stable release, but this time around Reiser4 has seen an early port to the near-final Linux 5.12 kernel.

8 April 2021 - Reiser4 + Linux 5.12 - 20 Comments
OpenZFS 2.1.0-rc2 Released With Bug Fixes

At the end of March the release candidate phase began for the upcoming OpenZFS 2.1 open-source ZFS file-system on Linux and FreeBSD systems. The second release candidate is now available for this noteworthy OpenZFS update.

7 April 2021 - OpenZFS 2.1 - Add A Comment
READFILE System Call Rebased For More Efficient Reading Of Small Files

The past year there has been work led by Greg Kroah-Hartman on a "READFILE" system call for efficiently reading small files such as for data exposed via sysfs. While not yet mainlined, this week the patches for this new system call were re-based giving us hope that perhaps we'll see it with Linux 5.13.

3 April 2021 - READFILE - 51 Comments

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