HP Releases Tru64 UNIX Advanced File System ( AdvFS ) Source Code

by on June 23, 2008 · 3 comments· LAST UPDATED June 23, 2008

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Good news and great contribution from HP. You can study all those advanced features for academic project.

AdvFS is a file system that was developed by Digital Equipment Corp and continues to be part of HP's
Tru64 operating system. It offers many advanced features. Continuing its efforts to advance customer adoption of Linux, HP today announced the contribution of its Tru64 UNIX Advanced File System (AdvFS) source code to the open source community. The code on this site is licensed under the GPLv2 to be compatible with the Linux kernel.

The AdvFS source code includes capabilities that increase uptime, enhance security and help ensure maximum performance of Linux file systems. HP will contribute the code as a reference implementation of an enterprise Linux file system under the terms of General Public License Version 2 for compatibility with the Linux kernel, as well as provide design documentation, test suites and engineering resources.

Now the million dollar question - Is there any reason to pick AdvFS fs over any of the other 20+ file systems such as XFS/ext2/ext3 under Linux?

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1 kwik June 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm

> Now the million dollar question – Is there any reason to pick AdvFS fs over any of the other 20+ file systems such as XFS/ext2/ext3 under Linux?

Well, there is no comparable production filesystem in Linux. AdvFS has mirroring snapshots, dynamic resizing etc just like ZFS.

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2 G. Denyer July 30, 2008 at 4:01 pm

If that is the million dolar question for you it means you’ve never used AdvFS. I’ve worked with both AdvFS and several Linux filesystems and have found nothing in Linux that gets even close to AdvFS.

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3 Jena Plisskin December 21, 2009 at 6:13 pm

@G. Denyer : I agree!

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