January 2, 2013

The Tux3 filesystem returns

3tux.pngThe "Tux3" next-generation filesystem project generated a lot of discussion and a fair amount of code before fading into obscurity; LWN last covered this work in 2008. Tux3 developer Daniel Phillips has resurfaced with a new-year posting suggesting that work on this code is resuming. "In brief, the first time Hirofumi ever put together all the kernel pieces in his magical lab over in Tokyo, our Tux3 rocket took off and made it straight to orbit. Or in less metaphorical terms, our first meaningful benchmarks turned in numbers that meet or even slightly beat the illustrious incumbent, Ext4." The code can be found in git://github.com/OGAWAHirofumi/tux3.git for those who want to play with it.

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