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IBM developerWorks: New Open Source JFS Release (beta 0.1.3) Jan.12

Jan 17, 2001, 07:40 (0 Talkback[s])
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IBM's journaled file system technology, currently used in IBM enterprise servers, is designed for high-throughput server environments, key to running intranet and other high-performance e-business file servers. IBM is contributing this technology to the Linux open source community with the hope that some or all of it will be useful in bringing the best of journaling capabilities to the Linux operating system.

New JFS Release January 12, 2001 (beta 0.1.3)

This is the twenty-third release of IBM's Enterprise JFS technology port to Linux.

The twenty-third drop on January 12, 2001 (jfs-0.1.3.tar.gz) includes fixes to the file system. Fsck now supports fifo correctly.

Drop 23 has the temporary restriction that the block size must be 4K. MKFS.jfs defaults the block size to 4K.

Complete README File of incremental changes

How the JFS cuts system restart times to the quick

How the Journaled File System handles the on-disk layout

JFS Tutorial - how to install and use JFS under Linux

Free JFS Download