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Meet Linux's New Fastest File-System – Bcachefs

Meet Linux's New Fastest File-System – Bcachefs
Aug 22, 2015
First announced over five years ago, ex-Google engineer Kent Overstreet is pleasured in announcing the general availability of a new open-source file-system for Linux, called the Bcache File System (or Bcachefs ). Bcachefs is a Linux kernel block layer cache that aims at offering a speedier and more advanced way of storing data on servers. Bcachefs promises to provide the same performance and reliability as the consecrated EXT4 and XFS file systems while having features of the ZFS and Btrfs file systems . Features that Bcachefs Supports Bcachefs supports all the features of a modern file-system, including: Checksumming to ensure data integrity Compression to save space Caching for quick response Copy-on-Write (COW) that offers the ability for a single file to be accessed by multiple parties at once What's coming next for Bcachefs It seems that some of the features in Bcachefs are limited or missing, which includes: Snapshots Erasure codi

Vulnerability Allows Anyone to DDoS Websites Using Facebook Servers

Vulnerability Allows Anyone to DDoS Websites Using Facebook Servers
Apr 25, 2014
Reading a 'Note' created by anyone on the Facebook could trick you automatically to do malicious attacks against others unknowingly. A Security researcher Chaman Thapa, also known as chr13 claims that the flaw resides in 'Notes' section of the most popular social networking site - Facebook, that could allow anyone to launch the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack of more than 800 Mbps Bandwidth on any website. A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack is one in which multiple compromised systems attacks a single target system or service to make it unavailable to its intended users. The flood of incoming requests essentially forces the target system or service to shut down, thereby denying service to the system to its legitimate users. While demonstrating the vulnerability on his blog , he explained that Facebook allows its users to include tags inside the post in order to draft a note with beautiful related images from any source. Faceb

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