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Old 01-18-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: Btrfs aims for the mainline


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The Btrfs filesystem has been under development for the last year or so; for much of that time, it has been widely regarded as the most likely "next generation filesystem" for Linux. But, before it can claim that title, Btrfs must stabilize and find its way into the mainline kernel. Btrfs developer Chris Mason has been saying for a while that he thinks the code will come together more quickly if it is merged relatively soon, even if it is not yet truly ready for production use. General experience with kernel development tends to support this position: in-tree code gets more review, testing, and fixes than out-of-tree code. So the development community as a whole has been reasonably supportive of a relatively early Btrfs merge.

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