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Tim Burke: ext4 Is Not Going Anywhere Any Time Soon

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Tim Burke, vice president, Linux Engineering at Red Hat, shares his thoughts about the new Linux kernel 2.6.38, how Red Hat is going to push it to their customers and what is the future of ext4 amid the arrival of BTRFS in this exclusive interview. Read on...

Muktware: How does the new kernel improve speed and performance?

Tim Burke: Any specific upstream of the kernel can impact lots of different work loads in unique ways. If you look at the coverage of the key features in 2.6.38, some of the more high profile additions were given an excellent overview in both LWN and at the kernel newbies page at:
http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_38

To add some details that they did not mention in either summary, we also have a lot of new code in the NFS client in 2.6.38 that will be the building blocks for parallel NFS (a way to make clustered NFS servers much higher performance).

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