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Linux Orbit Professional: Journalling Filesystems: An Intro to Reiserfs

Jan 30, 2003, 05:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gowin)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"With the introduction of the 2.4 Linux kernel in early 2001, a wide variety of new filesystem possibilities emerged. The most exciting aspect of most of these new filesystems was based on a new technology that would make the new filesystems for Linux much more stable and easier to retrieve after crashes. The technology is called journalling, and it will have a huge impact on Linux installations of the present and future.

"Currently, there's no real leader in the technology of journalling filesystems under GNU/Linux. Some of them are older as open source projects, but none have been adopted across the board as a de facto standard for Linux distributions. That's part of what makes them interesting. Each has a slightly different method or implementation. In this series of articles, we hope to shed some light on these new technologies and show you some of the benefits you can take advantage of by implementing them..."

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