"A revolutionary new approach to file system design based on
storing everything in a single unified tree was released
Gnu/Linux today. It is a revolutionary new approach to file system
design which stores not just filenames but the files themselves in
a B*-tree. It is a generation ahead of alternatives which use older
plain B-tree technology, and cannot store the files themselves in
the tree. Reiserfs doesn't suffer from log congestion either, you
can effectively use it for quickly creating a 100,000 entry
directory, and it is fairly unique in that. Namesys has Ecila, a french internet search engine
company, as its primary customer, and they are basing their search
engine on the file system, with plans for using reiserfs to create
30,000,000 entry directories of keywords. Reiserfs is GPL'd, with
exceptions to the GPL available for sale. You can get a free copy
of Reiserfs at their website.
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