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Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Debuts With New Filesystems

May 17, 2010, 20:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The Linux 2.6.34 kernel is now available, delivering new filesystems to the open source operating system.

"Among the big new items included in the 2.6.34 release is the Ceph distributed filesystem and LogFS, a filesystem geared toward flash media devices. The update comes as the second major Linux kernel development of 2010 and follows the Linux 2.6.33 kernel release by just under three months.

""Generally what I'm excited about is the whole improvement in things that we see in the filesystem area," Markus Rex, director of open platform solutions at Novell, told InternetNews.com. "I think when I look at the proliferation of storage and the sheer volume of terabytes that people have at their disposal, filesystem technology in Linux is on a very good track toward leveraging the space and capabilities of new storage technologies."

"The Ceph project describes Ceph as a distributed file system capable of managing many petabytes of storage with ease."

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