Zstd is the reference implementation of Zstandard as an open-source compression algorithm developed at Facebook/Meta.

Zstd Articles & Reviews

The New Features Of The Linux 5.7 Kernel: Tiger Lake Graphics Stable, New exFAT, Zstd F2FS, Performance   Software   2020-04-12
Btrfs Zstd Compression Benchmarks On Linux 4.14   Storage   2017-11-13
The Exciting Features Of Linux 4.14: Zstd, Vega Hugepages, AMD SME, New Drivers   Software   2017-09-17

Zstd Linux & Open-Source News

Google Engineer Experimenting With ZRAM Handling For Multiple Compression Streams   Linux Kernel   2022-10-06
GCC 13 Lands Support For Zstd-Compressed Debug Sections   GNU   2022-09-29
High-Speed Mold 1.5 Linker Released With PPC64LE, SPARC64 & RISC-V BE Targets   Programming   2022-09-27
Generic EFI Compressed Boot Support Prepped Ahead Of Linux 6.1   Linux Kernel   2022-09-25
LLVM Begins Landing Support For Zstd Compressed ELF Debug Sections (ELFCOMPRESS_ZSTD)   LLVM   2022-09-10
Linux 5.19 Released - Linus Torvalds Released It From An Apple Silicon MacBook   Linux Kernel   2022-07-31
Linux 5.19 Features Many Intel & AMD Improvements, New Hardware Preparations   Linux Kernel   2022-07-28
Oracle Linux 9 Reaches GA With Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R7   Oracle   2022-07-06
Rust For Linux, -O3'ing The Kernel & Other Highlights From June   Phoronix   2022-07-01
Zstd Compression Being Eyed For Use Within LLVM   LLVM   2022-06-25
The Bizarre Case Of Zstd's Very Slow Performance On Arch Linux   Arch Linux   2022-06-18
Linux 5.19-rc1 Released With Intel TDX, AMD SEV-SNP, LoongArch, Big TCP & A Lot More   Linux Kernel   2022-06-05
Zstd Compressed Firmware Submitted For Linux 5.19, Other Driver Core Changes   Linux Kernel   2022-06-03
Linux 5.19 Will Be Super Exciting For Intel Customers, Many Other Features Expected   Linux Kernel   2022-05-22
PostgreSQL 15 Performance Improving With Faster Sorting, Many New Features   Programming   2022-05-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 GA Now Officially Available   Red Hat   2022-05-18
Linux 5.19 Adding Ability To Initiate Firmware Updates Using Sysfs   Linux Kernel   2022-05-03
Yocto 4.0 Released For Embedded/IoT Linux Software Stack   Operating Systems   2022-04-27
Zstd Compressed Firmware Will Finally Be Supported With Linux 5.19   Linux Kernel   2022-04-25
FreeBSD 13.1-RC3 Brings Zstd For Libarchive, Build Fixes   BSD   2022-04-15
PostgreSQL Moves Ahead With Employing Zstd Compression   Programming   2022-03-13
Steam Deck, GNOME 42 Advancements & AMD Linux Updates Excited Readers In February   Phoronix   2022-03-01
PostgreSQL Begins Working On Zstd Compression Support   Free Software   2022-02-19
Zstd-Compressed Linux Firmware Back To Being Eyed   Linux Kernel   2022-01-29
Hyperscalers Have Been Making CentOS 9 Stream More Attractive With New Features   Red Hat   2022-01-10
Linux 5.16's Great Features Include FUTEX2, Folios, AMD Rembrandt, Intel AMX & Much More   Linux Kernel   2022-01-06
Ubuntu Had A Great Year In Switching To Wayland, Continued Commercial Success   Ubuntu   2021-12-30
systemd 250 Released With A Huge Number Of New Features, Improvements   systemd   2021-12-23
Zstd 1.5.1 Released With Even More Performance Improvements   Free Software   2021-12-21
Fedora 36 Planning To Use plocate As New "locate" Replacement   Fedora   2021-12-14
systemd 250 Is Coming For Christmas With A Boat Load Of New Features   systemd   2021-12-09
Ubuntu Rethinking Its Initramfs Compression Strategy   Ubuntu   2021-12-08
Arch-Based EndeavourOS 21.4 Released With FSTRIM, Btrfs Zstd, PipeWire By Default   Arch Linux   2021-12-03
Blender 3.0 Shines As A Huge Update For This Leading Open-Source 3D Modeling Software   Free Software   2021-12-03
Arcan 0.6.1 Released With More Features Added To This Open-Source Display Stack   Desktop   2021-11-23
Modernized Zstd Merged Into Linux 5.16 For Much Greater Performance   Linux Kernel   2021-11-13
Linux 5.16 Will Be A Great Christmas Gift For Open-Source Fans With Many New Features   Linux Kernel   2021-10-25
Ubuntu 21.10 Released With GNOME 40 Desktop, Many Underlying Improvements   Ubuntu   2021-10-14
Updated Zstd Planned For Linux 5.16 With Better Performance   Linux Kernel   2021-10-05
Updated Zstd Implementation For The Linux Kernel Coming Soon   Linux Kernel   2021-09-29
Ubuntu 21.10 Compressing Debian Packages With Zstd   Ubuntu   2021-07-05
Libzip 1.8 Released With Support For Zstd Compressed ZIP Files   Programming   2021-06-19
-O3 Compiler Optimization Level Still Deemed Too Unsafe For The Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   2021-06-05
New + Updated Benchmarks For May 2021 - Now At 661 Tests, ~36d19h Average Total Runtime   Phoronix Test Suite   2021-06-02
Windows vs. Linux, 5.13 Kernel, FreeBSD 13, Other May Excitement   Free Software   2021-06-01
Fedora Cloud 35 Looking To Use The Btrfs File-System By Default   Fedora   2021-05-26
Zstd 1.5 Released With Big Performance Improvements   Standards   2021-05-14
DragonFlyBSD 6.0 Released With Many Kernel Optimizations, Other Improvements   BSD   2021-05-10
UBIFS To Default To Zstd Compressed File-System With Linux 5.13+   Linux Storage   2021-05-06
Linux 5.13 To Allow Zstd Compressed Modules, Zstd Update Pending With Faster Performance   Linux Kernel   2021-05-03
Fedora 34 Released As A Hugely Exciting Update For This Linux Distribution   Fedora   2021-04-27
Fedora 34 To Release Next Week As A Very Exciting Update   Fedora   2021-04-24
Many New/Updated Benchmarks For March With New SDR/Radio Tests, More Code Compilation   Phoronix Test Suite   2021-03-28
Zstd 1.4.9 Released With ~2x Faster Performance For Long Mode   Programming   2021-03-03
Mageia 8 Released - Flips On AMDGPU For Older GCN GPUs, Better ARM Support   Operating Systems   2021-02-26
F2FS With Linux 5.12 Lets You Configure The Zstd/LZ4 Compression Ratio   Linux Storage   2021-02-18
Facebook's Linux Desktop Choice Is Fedora But Ramping Up CentOS Stream   Fedora   2021-02-14
Fedora 34 Will See HarfBuzz-Enabled FreeType As The Latest For This Huge Feature Release   Fedora   2021-02-05
There Is Another Attempt At Allowing Zstd-Compressed Firmware For The Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   2021-01-28
Fedora 34 Cleared For Btrfs Zstd Compression By Default, DNF/RPM Copy-On-Write   Fedora   2021-01-19
FreeBSD Continues Work On Ridding Its Base Of GPL-Licensed Software   BSD   2021-01-16
Fedora Looks To Overhaul Its Community Outreach   Fedora   2021-01-12
F2FS With Linux 5.12 To Allow Configuring Compression Level   Linux Storage   2021-01-12
Linux Mint 20.1 Released With Web Apps, IPTV Player, Cinnamon 4.8 Integrated   Operating Systems   2021-01-08
Fedora Workstation 34 Looking To Employ Btrfs Zstd Transparent Compression By Default   Fedora   2020-12-30
Patch Proposed For Removing BZIP2 Support From The Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   2020-12-22
Bcachefs Under Review With All Known Blockers Resolved   Linux Storage   2020-12-18
Mageia 8 Beta 2 Released With A Platter Of Updated Packages   Operating Systems   2020-12-13
F2FS Proposal Adds Support For LZ4HC Compression   Linux Storage   2020-12-01
OpenZFS 2.0 Released With Unified FreeBSD/Linux Support, Many New Features   Linux Storage   2020-11-30
OpenZFS 2.0-RC7 Brings Better ABI Handling, Reduced Latency For Non-Interactive I/O   Linux Storage   2020-11-26
Mageia 8 Linux OS Is Inching Closer To Release   Operating Systems   2020-11-13
OpenZFS 2.0-RC6 Released With More Fixes For ZFS On Linux / FreeBSD   Linux Storage   2020-11-12
OpenSolaris-Derived OmniOS CE Updated With A Ton Of Changes   Operating Systems   2020-11-04
OpenZFS 2.0-RC5 Released With Linux 5.10 Compatibility Updates, Fixes   Linux Storage   2020-11-03
Bcachefs Linux File-System Sent Out For Review With Exciting Feature Progress   Linux Storage   2020-10-27
FreeBSD Can Now Be Built From Linux/macOS Hosts, Transition To Git Continues   BSD   2020-10-22
OpenZFS 2.0-RC4 Released With More Fixes, Linux 5.9 Support   Linux Storage   2020-10-19
More KDE Wayland Fixes Heading Into Plasma 5.20.1   KDE   2020-10-17
F2FS With Linux 5.10 Brings Many Improvements And A Few More Features   Linux Storage   2020-10-15
OpenZFS 2.0 Nears Release, OpenZFS 3.0 Could See macOS Support   Linux Storage   2020-10-07
U-Boot 2020.10 Released With Many Improvements   Free Software   2020-10-06
OpenZFS 2.0-RC3 Released With Bug Fixes, Intel QAT Support For Newer Kernels   Linux Storage   2020-10-01
OpenZFS 2.0-RC2 Released With Dozens Of Fixes   Linux Storage   2020-09-18
Fedora 34 Change To Further Compress Install Media Rejected Due To Install Time Concerns   Fedora   2020-09-15
KDAB Releases Hotspot 1.3 For Visualizing Linux Perf Reports   Free Software   2020-09-03
OpenZFS 2.0-RC1 Released With Unified Linux/BSD Support, Zstd Compression & Much More   Linux Storage   2020-08-25
OpenZFS Support Merged Into Mainline FreeBSD   BSD   2020-08-25
OpenZFS File-System Merges Support For Using Zstd Compression   Linux Storage   2020-08-22
Now That The Linux Kernel Can Be Zstd-Compressed, The Next Step Is The Firmware   Linux Kernel   2020-08-21
QEMU 5.1 Release Brings Many Improvements To This Open-Source Virtualization Component   Virtualization   2020-08-12
Fedora Btrfs Activity Continues - New Options To Control Discard, Compression   Fedora   2020-08-10
Mageia 8 Beta 1 Released With Many Improvements   Operating Systems   2020-08-07
Eight Great Features Of Linux 5.8   Linux Kernel   2020-07-31
Systemd 246 Released With Many Changes   systemd   2020-07-30
OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Reaches Alpha   Operating Systems   2020-07-28
Zstd-Compressed Linux Kernel Images Look Very Close To Mainline With Great Results   Linux Kernel   2020-07-26
Systemd 246 Release Is Imminent With RC2 Released   systemd   2020-07-24
QEMU 5.1 Bringing Many CPU Improvements From Loongson To RISC-V To s390   Virtualization   2020-07-16
FreeBSD Getting Close To Finally Migrating Development From Subversion To Git   BSD   2020-07-15
systemd 246-RC1 Released   systemd   2020-07-09
Fedora Developers Evaluating Compression Options For Btrfs-By-Default Proposal   Fedora   2020-07-08
Zstd'ing The Kernel Might See Mainline With Linux 5.9 For Faster Boot Times   Linux Kernel   2020-07-07
Systemd 246 Is On The Way With Many Changes   systemd   2020-07-01
Mageia 8 Alpha 1 Released With Better ARM Support, Linux 5.7 Kernel   Operating Systems   2020-06-26
F2FS Improvements Sent In For Linux 5.8 With LZO-RLE, New Compression Knobs   Linux Storage   2020-06-10
Linux 5.7 Kernel Released With New Apple Driver, Official Intel Gen12 Graphics   Linux Kernel   2020-05-31
The Top Linux 5.7 Features From Apple Fast Charge To Official Tiger Lake Graphics   Linux Kernel   2020-05-29
Zstd 1.4.5 Released With 5~10% Faster Decompression For x86_64, 15~50% For ARM64   Free Software   2020-05-22
Zstd Compression Under Review For OpenZFS   Linux Storage   2020-05-17
Proxmox VE 6.2 Released With Zstd Backups, Live Migration With ZFS Storage Replication   Virtualization   2020-05-12
F2FS Added Zstd Compression With Linux 5.7 While Now is Working On LZO-RLE   Linux Storage   2020-04-16
F2FS Introduces Zstd Compression Support With The Linux 5.7 Kernel   Linux Storage   2020-04-07
Some Of The Features To Look Forward To With Linux 5.7   Linux Kernel   2020-03-27
F2FS File-System Adding Zstd Compression Support In Linux 5.7   Linux Storage   2020-03-23
GNU Automake 1.16.2 Released With Zstd Support   GNU   2020-03-22
Zstd Compressed Linux Kernel Images Proposed Once More   Linux Kernel   2020-03-16
Fedora 32 Install Media Unlikely To Lose Weight But Fedora 33 Could Be Zstd'ed   Fedora   2020-02-04
OpenMandriva 4.1 Released With Clang'ed LTO+PGO Packages, Linux 5.5 + More   Operating Systems   2020-02-01
Solus 4.1 Released With Application Changes, ESYNC Support For Linux Gaming   Operating Systems   2020-01-25
OpenMandriva Is The Latest Linux Distribution Using Zstd To Compress Packages   Operating Systems   2020-01-07
Arch's Switch To Zstd: ~0.8% Increase In Package Size For ~1300% Speedup In Decompression Time   Operating Systems   2020-01-04
Zstd 1.4.4 Released With Faster Compression & Decompression Support   Programming   2019-11-05
Arch Linux's Pacman 5.2 Released - Drops Support For Delta Packages, Adds Zstd Support   Arch Linux   2019-10-21
GNOME 3.35.1 Released As The First Step Towards GNOME 3.36   GNOME   2019-10-20
Arch Linux Nears Roll-Out Of Zstd Compressed Packages For Faster Pacman Installs   Arch Linux   2019-10-16
GNU Wget2 Reaches Beta With Faster Download Speeds, New Features   GNU   2019-09-06
Zstd 1.4.1 Further Improves Decode Speed, Other Optimizations   Standards   2019-07-19
Linux's UBIFS File-System Picks Up Support For Zstd Compression   Linux Storage   2019-07-14
GCC 10 Lands The Zstd LTO Bytecode Compression Support   GNU   2019-07-06
GRUB 2.04 Bootloader Released With RISC-V Support, Native UEFI Secure Boot, Btrfs RAID   GNU   2019-07-05
GCC Is Looking At Zstd For Compressing Its LTO Data   GNU   2019-06-21
Zstd-Compressing The Linux Kernel Has Been Brought Up Again   Linux Kernel   2019-06-10
Ubuntu Moving Ahead With Compressing Their Kernel Image Using LZ4   Ubuntu   2019-06-06
Fedora 31 Considers Compressing Their RPM Packages With Zstd Rather Than XZ   Fedora   2019-05-30
Linux Kernel's Perf Now Supports Zstd-Compressed Trace Recording   Linux Kernel   2019-05-19
LWJGL 3.2.2 Updates Against Vulkan 1.1, Other New Packages   Programming   2019-05-11
Zstd 1.4 Brings Even Better Compression / Decompression Performance   Free Software   2019-04-17
GRUB 2.04 Release Candidate Brings Globs Of New Features   GNU   2019-04-09
Additional Xeon Platinum 8280 Cascade Lake Benchmarks - See How Your Linux System Runs   Intel   2019-04-02
EXT4 & Btrfs Get Additional Fixes With Linux 5.1   Linux Storage   2019-03-12
The Notable Changes So Far With The Linux 5.1 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2019-03-12
Btrfs For Linux 5.1 Brings Configurable Zstd Compression Level, A Number Of Fixes   Linux Storage   2019-03-04
GRUB 2.04 Is On The Way This Year Along With Other New Bootloader Features   GNU   2019-02-07
Debian Installer Buster Alpha 5 Has Initial UEFI Secure Boot Support   Debian   2019-02-02
Configurable Zstd Compression Level Support Is Revived For Btrfs   Linux Storage   2019-01-29
GNU Tar 1.31 Released With Zstd Support   GNU   2019-01-02
That's A Wrap For 2018 With 3,693 News Articles, 314 Linux Hardware Reviews/Benchmarks   Phoronix   2018-12-31
The Linux Kernel In 2018 Summed Up: Spectre/Meltdown, CoC, Speck Fears, New Features   Linux Kernel   2018-12-31
Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 18.12 Adds Btrfs Install Support With Zstd Compression   Operating Systems   2018-12-29