Oracle updates its Linux kernel with new advanced file system

[ Thanks to Amy
for this link. ]

“With this update, Oracle Linux will be among the first Linux
distributions to offer full support for the new Btrfs file system,
which could help organizations manage large amounts of information.
It will also put into production the latest kernel advances such as
better memory management and better support for virtualization.

“Linux 3.0 was the first version of the kernel to support the
Btrfs next-generation file system. Btrfs can manage up to 16
exabytes of data in one namespace, which should ease the burden of
data management for organizations with that much material. It
provides the ability to automatically back up data and a way to do
RAID backups without external controllers. It also is optimized for
solid-state hard drives, rather than the drives based on spinning
disks. “

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