After F2FS, Btrfs, EXT4 performance enhancements, Linux is also getting some NTFS improvements


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A few days ago, we reported about some of the most popular Linux file systems that are giving a significant performance boost. These included the Flash-Friendly File System (F2FS), the B-Tree Filesystem (Btrfs), and the Fourth Extended File System (EXT4). For example, in the case of Btrfs, SATA SSDs are showing about 10% improvement with the latest patchwork.

Along with these, it looks like NTFS on Linux is also getting some fixes and improvements with the NTFS3 driver. This Linux implementation of Microsoft’s NTFS file system was developed by Paragon Software Group. You can find details about Paragon’s NTFS3 here. Here.

Coming back to the patch itself, it has some improvements for NTFS3 such as optimizations, some fixed logic errors, code cleanups as well as removing some features that don’t work:


  • Add missing “nocase” to ntfs_show_options;
  • enhance information on failures/errors;
  • Small improvements.


  • some logical fallacies;
  • Some dead code was removed;
  • The code is refactored and reformatted according to the new version of the Cling format.


  • noacsrules option. Currently, this option does not work properly. Its use leads to unstable results. If we figure out how to implement it without errors, we’ll add it later.
  • Writing page

These changes are intended to land in Linux kernel version 6.4.

Source: LKML through Phronics


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