HP has released AdvFS, a file system that was developed by Digital
and continues to be part of HP's Tru64 operating system.
More info and code at: http://advfs.sourceforge.net/
so much to do, so little time.
Wow! That's awesome. I discovered it in 1999 and 9 years later, it probably
remains the most advanced FS I encountered. That was a major reason I was
Kudos to HP for explicitly releasing under GPLv2 to make it Linux-compatible!
Its good to hear from AdvFS fans. :-)
In case its not clear, this is a GPLv2 technology release, not an actual
port to Linux. We're hoping that the code and documentation will be
helpful in the development of new file systems for Linux that will
provide similar capabilities, and perhaps used to make tweaks to
existing file systems. We'll get the tests posted soon.
Automatic storage pool resizing would be the killer feature I would want.
Especially advanced Windows users (yes, well, that's my observation)
tend to create lots and lots of partitions and of course having one
filled up means you either need to improvise or undertake a partition
resizing (the latter of which is always a bit risky).