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Unstable Linux Kernel 2.6.19-rc1-mm1 Released w/ ext4

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Andrew Morton has tagged 2.6.19-rc1-mm1. Interesting features of this release include the preliminary ext4 file system with extents. In addition there are the usual slew of early -rc-mm kernel additions.

- Added the ext4 filesystem. Quick usage instructions:

- Grab updated e2fsprogs from
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tytso/e2fsprogs-interim/

- It's still mke2fs -j /dev/hda1

- mount /dev/hda1 /wherever -t ext4dev

- To enable extents,

mount /dev/hda1 /wherever -t ext4dev -o extents

More here and Here.

Enhanced Linux filesystem nears production kernel

Ext3 has become one of the most popular Linux filesystems. However, with hard drives sneaking up on a terabyte, concerns exist that ext3 won't be able to handle 21st-century storage requirements. With this in mind, the Linux kernel developers have just released the first real-world test version of ext4.

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