Announcement: RapidDisk (rxdsk) 1.3b Stable release
I just released RapidDisk version 1.3b. The changelog documents the following changes:
- Added new feature to archive/restore an rxd volume to/from a zlib compressed data file (many thanks to Simon Ball for suggesting a similar feature).
- Added discard support.
- Added an ioctl to handle an invalid query sent by later versions of udev that correspond with Linux kernels 2.6.35 and above.
- Also integrated patch submitted by James Plummer of Stratus Technologies to address 32 bit limitation of rxadm utility rxdsk creation/resizing by casting the variable to a 64-bit type. Patch also included minor clean up code/optimizations for the same rxadm util.
Within the next week I will post a patch of 1.3 for the Linux 2.6.18 kernel.
Also, I postponed the integration of LZO compression/decompression into the kernel module until 1.4. I have still trying to get past a couple of hurdles for a stable implementation.
You can read more about this on the project’s wiki page. Also, just a reminder to all those interested, recently I created a Google+ page for the project, if you wish to stay posted on the latest news of this open source project.