A History of Linux Filesystems (linux.conf.au 2014 video)

David Chinner of Red Hat has given a very good presentation of how the various multitudinous many filesystems used in Linux have developed since 1993 in terms of features, code commits, lines of code changed, and for what all that means.

A video of his presentation from this year’s (2014) linux.conf.au can be found on:

There are some rather interesting observations given for how the pattern of code commits are shaped by the Linux kernel merge window and release cycles, and for how btrfs is steadily developing to soon become the largest filesystem by line-count as features continue to be added.

All a very interesting and well presented summary for anyone with any interest in what stores their data on whatever device.

All by the power of FLOSS! 😉

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