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Facebook To Begin Deploying Btrfs 115 115

An anonymous reader writes "After hiring the lead Btrfs developers and Linux kernel block maintainers last year, Facebook is beginning trial deployments of Btrfs. Facebook will start using the next-generation file-system within their web-tier and they will be among the first major public deployments of Btrfs."
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Facebook To Begin Deploying Btrfs

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 27, 2014 @02:11PM (#46594609)

    Bad news, those are the real human beings. The tolerable ones you want to rule the place are actually marketing sockpuppets.

  • Thanks, Facebook! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by bill_mcgonigle (4333) * on Thursday March 27, 2014 @02:16PM (#46594667) Homepage Journal

    FB admins - thank you for paying the developers for the open source work they do. I've been using flashcache with great success in one deployment for almost two years now and am looking to start with hhvm. I didn't even know about the block work.

    Obviously kudos to the developers too for spending valuable years on it as well.

  • Trial by fire... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mlts (1038732) on Thursday March 27, 2014 @02:19PM (#46594691)

    IMHO, this is a very good thing. btrfs doesn't have as many capabilities that ZFS or Storage Spaces/ReFS possesses.

    However, it is finally time that Linux has a filesystem that supports the latest/greatest enterprise features (deduplication and the ability to combat bit rot.)

    Realistically, it would be nice to see the native (not FUSE based) code from OpenZFS be included as an alternative, but the CDDL/GPL conflicts likely will make this a no-go.

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