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Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel 121

An anonymous reader writes "The Tux3 file-system that's been in development since 2008 as the public replacement to the patent-blocked Tux2 file-system is now under review for inclusion into the Linux kernel. Tux3 tries to act as a 'light, tight, modern file-system. We offer a fresh approach to some ancient problems,' according to its lead developer, Daniel Phillips. Tux3 strives for minimal resource consumption but lacks enterprise-grade reliability at this point. Tux3, at the end of the day, tries to be 'robust, fast, and simple' with the Linux FS reportedly being as fast as other well known file-systems. Details on the project are at Tux3.org."
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Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

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  • TFS misses one point (Score:5, Informative)

    by NotInHere ( 3654617 ) on Saturday May 17, 2014 @06:09PM (#47028113)

    From TFA: "Tux3 is yet another interesting open-source file-system designed for specialized cases."

  • Re:parent delays (Score:4, Informative)

    by Daniel Phillips ( 238627 ) on Sunday May 18, 2014 @05:09AM (#47030389)

    So tux2 was ready in 2000, and it took 14 years to rewrite it to avoid parents? Oh how much patents help innovation!

    Few more years and those patents will expire and we can use both!

    Tux3 is a better design. Tux2 was more along the lines of ZFS and Btrfs, that is, multiply-rooted trees sharing subtrees. Tux3 is a single tree with exactly one pointer to each extent. Considerably easier to check and repair. Of course we need to see if it turns out that way so please stay tuned.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"