Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

LinuxPR: Journaling FS Ships For Gnu/Linux Today

Nov 06, 1999, 21:24 (5 Talkback[s])

"Journaling for ReiserFS has officially been released by Namesys after extensive testing, and confirmation of its stability by betatesters. ReiserFS is a revolutionary new approach to file system design which stores not just filenames but the files themselves in a B*-tree, giving it performance advantages throughout the file size spectrum."

"Hans Reiser, owner of Namesys, said: "Chris is just an amazing coder. He has been working in his spare-time while holding down a full-time job, in just a few months he implemented the core of our new journaling code making it actually faster than the non-journaling version of ReiserFS. We had thought that surely it would take another 6 months of refinement before we could throw away the non-journaling code without making speed lovers unhappy, but his first version is already faster than the non-journaling code, plus you don't have to wait for fsck everytime you kick a powercord. Things are going to get even faster over the next months too."

Press Release