Zack’s Kernel News

Kernel News

Article from Issue 146/2013

Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.

Simple Flash Filesystem Dan Luedtke recently announced LanyFS – a filesystem to use with any drive you might carry on a lanyard or keychain – essentially, small flash drives. The goal was to make the filesystem so simple that it would work easily on any operating system. In this case, the lack of features was itself a feature.

Richard Weinberger and Marco Stornelli didn’t see the point of such minimalism. To them, it just seemed like reinventing the wheel, because other filesystems already existed with a larger set of features. And, Alan Cox gave a link to an interesting article at http:// Articles/ 428584/ that discussed the ins and outs of trying to code a flash-oriented filesystem.

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