The FreeBSD Foundation has announced it is funding two new projects:
- Grow Mounted Filesystems
- NAND Flash Support
Grow Mounted Filesystems
This project will focus on growing filesystems whilst mounted and add GEOM and filesystem changes that are necessary to increase the size of both UFS and ZFS filesystems while a filesystem is mounted read-write.
Check the announcement for more details: Grow Mounted Filesystems
NAND Flash Support
It was announced that Semihalf, an embedded solutions company, has been awarded a grant to bring their comprehensive NAND Flash file system and storage stack to FreeBSD. This technology enables FreeBSD to natively manage NAND Flash devices, satisfying a crucial requirement for many applications needing access to fast, reliable, non-volatile storage.
Check the announcement for more details: NAND Flash Support