Paul L. Snyder on 6 May 2014 12:56:16 -0700

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[PLUG] [plug-announce] Wednesday, May 7, 2014: PLUG Central - "The btrfs Filesystem" by Rich Freeman

PLUG Central will be meeting on Wednesday, May 7, at USP in
Philadelpha, beginning at 7pm. Directions to the meeting location
at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia can be found at
the end of this email.

This month, PLUG Central will feature a talk by Gentoo developer and
long-time PLUG member Rich Freeman, who will be presenting a talk on
btrfs, a next-generation filesystem for Linux.


  Btrfs is a GPL-licensed experimental copy-on-write file system for
  Linux.  Development began at Oracle Corporation in 2007. It is still
  in heavy development and marked as unstable, especially since when the
  filesystem becomes full, no-space conditions arise which might make it
  challenging to delete files.

  Btrfs is intended to address the lack of pooling, snapshots, checksums,
  and integral multi-device spanning in Linux file systems, these features
  being crucial as Linux use scales upward into the larger storage
  configurations common in enterprise.

The meeting will be held at our usual location:

  University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)
  Griffith Hall (Room "C" or "A", look for the signs)
  600 South 43rd Street
  Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

USP is located in University City.Driving directions are
available at, or, both of which have an aerial
view of the campus buildings. USP is also easily accessible by
public transportation.

There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to
the main presentation at 8PM. This is an open meeting; all are
welcome and encouraged to attend.

Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a
nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two. Come join
the camaraderie!
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