"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."