Samsung Introduces New Linux File-System: F2FS

Posted by tracyanne on Oct 5, 2012 7:57 PM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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Announced this morning on the kernel mailing list was F2FS, a new open-source Linux file-system that comes courtesy of Samsung. F2FS is short for the "Flash-Friendly File-System" for Linux. The list announcement describes this new file-system as "a new file system carefully designed for the NAND flash memory-based storage devices. We chose a log structure file system approach, but we tried to adapt it to the new form of storage.

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