Ubuntu 9.04 Supports Ext4

Jan 13, 2009

Since its addition to Kernel 2.6.28, the ext4 filesystem can be manually installed in the upcoming Ubuntu release.

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Kernel 2.6.29: Corbet Says Btrfs Next Generation Filesystem

Jan 12, 2009

Linux kernel developer Jonathan Corbet has just previewed the features of the upcoming Linux Kernel 2.6.29 that includes Btrfs, which he claims is the filesystem of the future.

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Error in Linux Filesystemen Endangers Postfix

Aug 14, 2008

Wietse Venema, the developer of Postfix, points in an advisory to a security problem in connection with the Linux and Solaris filesystems. As more recent versions of these operating systems no longer comply with the POSIX standard for links, local attackers may be able to attach files to other users' Postfix mailboxes.

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Recovering Deleted Files Carving tools help you recover deleted files

Aug 01, 2008

Modern filesystems make forensic file recovery much more difficult. Tools like Foremost and Scalpel identify data structures and carve files from a hard disk image.

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Tux Redux

Jul 25, 2008

Daniel Phillips has relaunched his Tux filesystem. After Tux2 failed due to patenting issues eight years ago, Phillips has now invited developers to collaborate on Tux3.

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iWatch Monitoring directories with iWatch

Jul 10, 2008

Why wait for cron? iWatch monitors critical files and directories in realtime. This handy Perl script then notifies the user or runs a configurable command when change occurs.

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Write Barriers Working with write barriers and journaling filesystems

Jul 09, 2008

Your journaling filesystem is carefully tracking write operations – but what happens when the data gets to the disk? A write barrier request can help protect your data.

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Windows Vista File Sharing Sharing files with Linux and Vista

Jul 09, 2008

If you want to share files your own way, Vista might need some help.

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