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Facebook will trial Btrfs Linux file system in its data centres

Mar 28, 2014, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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FACEBOOK WILL SOON BEGIN stress testing the Linux Btrfs filesystem in its production data centres.

Linux kernel block maintainer, Btrfs lead developer and new Facebook employee Chris Mason revealed the news at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Napa Valley on Thursday, Phoronix reported. Mason said that Facebook will trial Btrfs in its "web tier" servers, explaining that's the easiest tier to recover if necessary, though we imagine Facebook might ask the NSA for its backup copy in the event of disaster.

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