Linux Kernel 2.6.28 supports Ext4 filesystems
Lead kernel developer Linus Torvalds announced the official release of Linux 2.6.28. The new version introduces some noteworthy changes that will put the kernel in a strong position for growth and advancement.
Linux kernel 2.6.28, a version that brings stable support for the highly expected Ext4 filesystem. The fourth extended filesystem or ext4 is a journaled filesystem developed for more than two years. Ext4 supports volumes of 1 EB (exbibyte), files of 16 TB, it is more scalable and performs much better than the current ext3 filesystem.
Features of Linux kernel 2.6.28
- Ext4, the Fourth Extended File System
- The GEM Memory Manager for GPU memory
- Ultra Wide Band (UWB), UWB-IP and Wireless USB Support
- Memory management Scalability improvements
- -staging drivers
- Container freezer
- Book Tracer
- Disk Shock Protection
- Phonet Network Protocol
- IO CPU affinity
This is a cool release that moves the kernel forward in several important ways. The 2.6.28 patch and the full kernel source code are available on the kernel.org