Okay. So I haven’t pimped any Slashdot articles in a while.
The writer’s (Narayan Newton) infectious verve, his excitement, actually helps me to get through the article. My brain doesn’t take well to hardcore stuff like this, but I think I understood most of it. The trees harked back to uni, and the discussion on hard-drives, sectors, etc etc was pretty cool.
What got me most, was the big theoretical differences in scalability between NTFS and this particular file system, XFS. 2 TB as opposed to 18-19 million TB. That’s some scalability.
A nice little cache of information to store somewhere in the inner regions of my brain.