giaur500
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F2FS file system?

Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:40 am

Hello,

Small suggestion to raspbian developers:
F2FS is a new filesystem for Linux aimed at NAND flash memory-based storage devices, such as SSD, eMMC, and SD cards. It is based on Log-structured File System (LFS).
Because pi uses flash sd card as storage device, maybe it's good idea to use f2fs for base system, instead of ext4? How do you think? It's already available in debian: http://packages.debian.org/sid/f2fs-tools

I'm not sure if ext4 is good choice, I think even ext2 will be better.

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Sander
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Re: F2FS file system?

Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:15 am

Interesting indeed. Some remarks:
- you're referring to the "f2fs-tools" only. You can install those tools on your Raspi: download the source and then follow the instructions in README. It took me only a few minutes.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F2FS says f2fs itself was introduced in kernel 3.6. Raspbian is now on 3.0 or 3.2, so we have to wait for kernel 3.6, of some backporting has to be done.

giaur500
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Re: F2FS file system?

Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:05 pm

Latest openelec builds for pi has kernel 3.6 and it works fine. When should we expect 3.6 kernel for raspbian?

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