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LinuxElectrons: NTT Releases 'NILFS' Linux File System for Prevention of Data Loss

Oct 02, 2005, 09:00 (5 Talkback[s])

"NTT has released NILFS (New Implementation of a Log-structured File System), a new file system for the Linux operating system that is designed to improve reliability by continuously and automatically saving instantaneous states of the file system without interrupting service, as open source software.

"When a Linux computer system with a conventional file system crashed, a great deal of time and effort is required to restore the data to the state just prior to failure and then restart the system, and data could be lost because the writing of data is not guaranteed on some conditions..."

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