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Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

In-Depth Series


In this series we explore various different filesystems.

NilFS2 - klaatu | 2017-06-14

Klaatu talks about NilFS2, including how to monitor checkpoints, create snapshots, and browse snapshots.

NILFS or NILFS2 (New Implementation of a Log-structured File System) is a log-structured file system implementation for the Linux kernel. It is being developed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) CyberSpace Laboratories and a community from all over the world. NILFS was released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

How I use ZFS on Linux - Michal Cieraszynski | 2014-12-31

On the show today, I will tell you about how I use the ZFS file system on my home server. I also go into some details about how I came to use the ZFS, especially under Linux. I also tell you about a certain pitfall I ran into with the hard drives I chose for ZFS. And finally, I will refer you back to HPR episode 1600 by JWP for more information about ZFS, as he goes into great detail about it and its history.


The BTRFS File System - JWP | 2014-10-03

The BTRFS File System

The zfs File System - JWP | 2014-09-19

The zfs File System

The xfs File System - JWP | 2014-09-05

The xfs File System

The FAT and NTFS File Systems - JWP | 2014-08-22

The FAT and NTFS File Systems

The JFS File System - JWP | 2014-08-08

The JFS File System

The reiserfs File System - JWP | 2014-07-25

The reiserfs File System

The Ext3 and 4 File System - JWP | 2014-07-11

The Ext3 and 4 File System

The Journaling File System - JWP | 2014-06-27

The Journaling File System

The Ext2 File System - JWP | 2014-06-13

The Ext2 File System

The Ext File System - JWP | 2014-05-30

The Ext File System