B Tree File System

Published : 01-01-2015 by : Sarvani Thummalagunta

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  • A method of organizing blocks on a storage device into files and directories.
  • A data structure that translates the physical view of a disc into a logical structure.
  • The way in which file s are named and where they are placed logically for storage and retrieval.

What Is BTRFS ?

  • Next Gen. File system for Linux 
  • Also called “BUTTER FS” or “BETTER FS” 
  • Motivated from zfs of Solaris 
  • Support for copy on write
  • Unlike zfs which is licensed under CDDL(Common Development and Distribution License), Btrfs is GPL licensed
  • Only test versions are released(accepted in 2.6.29)
  • It have lots and lots of features compared to extended series

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