It looks like with the upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle we will finally see the BFQ I/O scheduler merged.
Kent Overstreet continues developing Bcachefs as what he hopes will be a next-generation Linux file-system code that's originally derived -- but now distantly removed -- from the Bcache code-base.
The statx system call was added to Linux 4.11 for providing enhanced file stats. While the statx() system call is in place for Linux 4.11, not all of the file-systems yet support it.
Kent Overstreet has announced a major update to Bcachefs, the new Linux file-system formed out of the advanced Bcache block layer caching code.
Chris Mason has sent in a secondary pull request of Btrfs material for the Linux 4.11 merge window.
The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see new features introduced with the Linux 4.11 kernel.
The out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system has been updated for the Linux 4.10 kernel.
The MD pull request was submitted on Friday for the Linux 4.11 kernel as were the Btrfs file-system changes.
Google today announced an experimental project called Upspin that's aiming for next-generation file-sharing in a secure manner.
Ted Ts'o sent out today the feature updates for the EXT4 file-system for the Linux 4.11 merge window as well as the fscrypt file-system encryption code.
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.
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