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  • F2FS: v4.10-rc1
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The motive for F2FS was to build a file system that, from the start, takes into account the characteristics of NAND flash memory-based storage devices (such as solid-state disks, eMMC, and SD cards), which are widely used in computer systems ranging from mobile devices to servers.

F2FS was designed on a basis of a log-structured file system approach, which it adapted to newer forms of storage. Jaegeuk Kim, the principal F2FS author, has stated that it remedies some known issues of the older log-structured file systems, such as the snowball effect of wandering trees and high cleaning overhead. In addition, since a NAND-based storage device shows different characteristics according to its internal geometry or flash memory management scheme (such as the Flash Translation Layer or FTL), it supports various parameters not only for configuring on-disk layout, but also for selecting allocation and cleaning algorithms.



  • Oneplus 3T (2016)
  • Huawei Mate 9 (2016)
  • Moto Z (2016)
  • Huawei P9/Honor 8/V8 (2016)
  • Motorola Droid family (2013)
  • Moto X Family (2013/2014/2015)
  • Moto G family (2013/2014)
  • Moto E LTE (2015)
  • Google Nexus 9 (2014)
  • Moto MSM8960 JBBL devices (2012)

OS Compatibility

Distribution Description
OpenMandriva F2FS has been fully supported since Lx 3 release.
Archlinux GRUB doesn't support F2FS, so /boot should be other filesystem.
Ubuntu GRUB and installer don't support F2FS, so need to install /root manually.
start.txt · Last modified: 2016/12/03 07:59 by Jaegeuk Kim