Zonefs, which has been developed for a while in Western China, has been determined to launch in the Linux 5.6 kernel,This is not a general file system in the traditional sense (such as ext4, NTFS), but a file system for specific hardware devices, which is highly optimized for partitioned storage devices.
Friends familiar with Linux should know that under Linux, the kernel will treat the storage device as a block device, for example, at present, it will treat the SATA storage device as / dev / SDX. The traditional file system operates on the block device, while the application program accesses the data on the block device through the interface provided by the system.
The third release candidate version of Linux 5.6 kernel has been released, and the official version is expected to be released in the near future. This version of kernel includes support for new hardware and is supported byPhoronix calls it the most exciting Linux kernel update in recent years。