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Linux File Systems: Ext4. Btrfs. Do we understand what we need?

Mar 18, 2009, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Petros Koutoupis)

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"Flash forward to the present and let us take a look at Ext4-fs and Btrfs. A lot of journalists/bloggers have been doing a lot of comparisons between the two and unless I am mistaken, both attempt to resolve two different problems. Ext4-fs (an upgrade to the Ext3-fs desktop file system) will still be a "desktop file system" while Btrfs is a solution to compete with the Sun Microsystems enterprise capable ZFS. Both are to be utilized in completely different arenas."

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