Version 4.0 of mdadm is out, the tool for managing MD "Soft RAID" on Linux.
At the end of last year was an update on MARS Replication System Still Being Worked On For Upstream Linux Kernel and like clock work, the German web hosting provider has issued another update on the in-development MARS replication system and is still hoping to mainline it, maybe next year.
For those that haven't yet switched to Btrfs, ZFS On Linux, or running EXT4/XFS but holding out hope for Reiser4, this out-of-tree file-system code has been updated for Linux 4.9.
Adding to the list of changes so far for Linux 4.10 are the Btrfs file-system updates.
A new release of SCST, the out-of-tree, alternative SCSI subsystem for the Linux kernel, is now out with its version 3.2 update.
The main feature addition to UBIFS with Linux 4.10 is native file encryption support.
Dave Chinner sent in the XFS file-system changes for the Linux 4.10 kernel.
The EXT4 file-system is seeing some new feature work with the in-development Linux 4.10 merge window.
The F2FS file-system, the Flash-Friendly File-System, has some notable feature improvements to mention with the published pull request targeting Linux 4.10.
Jens Axboe has been quick to submit the block changes for the Linux 4.10 kernel and there is a wide range of improvements.
A Phoronix reader pointed out to us this weekend there's been another Btrfs file-system data corruption bug discovered that dates back to around 2009.
Red Hat has been working on a new statx system call for the Linux kernel to provide "enhanced" file information.
Earlier this week we reported on the Btrfs RAID5/RAID6 code being fixed, well, it appeared to. However, now the Btrfs developers have clarified that the situation isn't entirely resolved.
Over the summer we wrote about Btrfs RAID 5/6 code was found to be unsafe and likely would need a rewrite. Months later, patches have finally emerged to fix the faulty Btrfs RAID 5/6 code.
While Linux 4.9 will be released in just a few weeks, the remaining Reiser4 file-system developers have just updated their code to support the Linux 4.8 stable kernel.
The lead developer of the Flash-Friendly File-System, Jaegeuk Kim, has published a patch implementing multiple device support for F2FS.
The OpenZFS Developer Summit took place in late September in San Francisco as the fourth annual conference for this organization dedicated towards open-source, cross-platform ZFS support.
BFQ developers had hoped to replace CFQ in the mainline Linux kernel with Budget Fair Queueing for a variety of reasons but it hadn't ended up making it mainline. Now the developers are hoping to introduce BFQ back to mainline as an extra available scheduler.
Some Phoronix Premium readers had recently requested some fresh I/O scheduler benchmarks using the Linux 4.9 kernel, so here are those test results.
For those needing to access a Btrfs file-system from a Microsoft Windows OS, the independent WinBtrfs project provides a native driver for being able to access Btrfs from Windows.
Following EXT4 file-system encryption and F2FS per-file encryption support, the UBIFS file-system is also bringing in encryption support built off this fscrypto framework used by EXT4/F2FS.
The UBI/UBIFS pull request for the Linux 4.9 kernel for those interested in the Unsorted Block Image tech on Linux.
Building off last week's XFS updates for Linux 4.9 is now a specific feature merge for this file-system: shared data extents.
Chris Mason sent in the Btrfs file-system changes this morning for the Linux 4.9 kernel merge window.
The MD subsystem updates were sent out earlier this week for the Linux 4.9 kernel merge window with a few improvements/features to note.
The F2FS (Flash-Friendly File-System) and EXT4 file-system feature updates have been sent in for the Linux 4.9 merge window.
Dave Chinner has submitted his XFS file-system updates for the Linux 4.9 kernel. This time around most of the changes are internal to the open-source file-system rather than boasting new end-user features.
Edward Shishkin, one of the last remaining Reiser4 developers and the one who has been leading this out-of-tree file-system the past few years, has implemented logical volumes support with support for mirrors (in effect, RAID 0) and failover support at the file-system level.
The Btrfs file-system finally has a concise status page so users can quickly and easily know the status of various features.
ZFS On Linux 0.6.5.8 was released on Friday as the newest version of this OpenZFS file-system implementation.
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