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Re: Fedora 11 and Ext4: The Straight Bits



2009/6/8 Shannon McMackin <smcmackin gmail com>:
> On 06/08/2009 01:33 PM, Jack Aboutboul wrote:
>>
>> Read the complete interview here:
>>
>> http://jaboutboul.blogspot.com/2009/06/fedora-11-and-ext4-straight-bits.html
>>
>>
>> Let's face it--We're addicted! To files that is. More importantly, we
>> are addicted to the massively large and ever increasing storage devices
>> upon which we store those files. Make no mistake though, like any
>> addiction, storing content comes at a cost and usually those costs are
>> paid at the filesystem level. We all want more space and we all want
>> better performance when it comes to disk I/O and a junkie's wishlist
>> never ends.
>>
>> Fedora 11, when released tomorrow, will be the first distribution to
>> boast the inclusion of ext4, the latest incarnation in the extended file
>> system family, as default. Ext4 brings with it support for larger
>> filesystems, larger single file size and many improvements in almost
>> every imaginable facet. Join me for an interview with Eric Sandeen,
>> renown file system hacker, Red Hat Engineer and Fedora Contributor as he
>> takes on a little trip down Filesystem Alley and explains what
>> filesystems are, where did they come from, why should we care and why
>> they along with Fedora 11 are prepping to take over the WOOOOORLD!
>>
> I don't mean to meddle here, but didn't Ubuntu have ext4 with their Jaunty
> Jackalope release?

Is it default?

We had it available since F10 anyways. We also have btrfs available
with a special switch, which afaik, Ubuntu does not yet have.

-Yaakov


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