Churning Butter(FS): An Interview with Chris Mason

Article Source Linux Magazine
May 12, 2009, 2:40 pm

Following up our introductory article on “Butter FS,” Jeff Layton talked with Chris Mason, Director of Linux Kernel Engineering at Oracle and the founder and lead developer of Btrfs.

Jeff Layton What was the motivation behind the development of btrfs? Was it in response to Sun’s ZFS

Chris Mason Starting Btrfs was less about ZFS than it was about making sure that Linux is able to keep up with the massive storage devices that are coming out in the next 10 years…