Btrfs Picks Up Snappy Compression Support

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New patches have been published for the Btrfs file-system that implement support for Google's Snappy compression algorithm, which promises to deliver better performance beyond LZO compression.

Andi Kleen of Intel has posted his updated Btrfs snappy compression patches, which he says are now ready for merging. "Here's a slightly updated version of the BTRFS snappy interface. snappy is a faster compression algorithm that provides similar compression as LZO, but generally better performance."

"Should be ready for pulling into the btrfs tree now," Kleen says.

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