Windows 8 Server ReFS: a B(e)Fs copy?

Forum thread started by fano on Wed, 2012-01-18 13:54

In this link:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5433/microsofts-refs-filesystem-for-window...

you can see ReFs is very similar to B(e)Fs that is it uses tables to memorize directories, files and metadata as B(e)Fs doess unsing a database.

There a lot of differencies too, as the Storage Spaces and the anti-corruption techniques, but in the end this thing could (maybe SHALL) be added to B(e)Fs, too.

Let's consider this post as a think-thank for an ipothetic BFS 2, right?

fano

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Re: Windows 8 Server ReFS: a B(e)Fs copy?

For anyone who wants to dig deeper into BFS, here is some nice starting info:
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/06/the-beos-filesystem.ars

And for info on NTFS there is more here:
http://www.osnews.com/story/24076/NTFS_A_File_System_with_Integrity_and_... (down today to protest SOPA

Re: Windows 8 Server ReFS: a B(e)Fs copy?

That's very interesting.
Does ReFS have any limitation on the amount of metadata that you can attach to a file? (BFS doesn't, so the value of each file attribute can be as big as you want in size)