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Get to Know Btrfs

Jan 08, 2012, 17:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"The Butter/Better/B-tree Filesystem, Btrfs, is supposedly destined to become the default Linux filesystem. What makes it special, and what's wrong with good old tried-and-true Ext2/3/4?

Linux supports a gigantic number of filesystems: removable media, network, cluster, cloud, journaling, virtual machine, compressed, embedded, hardware inter-connect, pseudo-filesystems that live only in memory, Mac and Windows filesystems, and many more.

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