HP open sources Tru64 file system

By   |  June 24, 2008

Hewlett-Packard has released the source code to its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System (AdvFS) to the open source community. The company said yesterday that it was releasing the code under the GPL version 2 and would provide design documentation, test suites and engineering resources for the OS.

Tru64 was originally developed in 1991 by HP, IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation.

The AdvFS source code includes capabilities that increase uptime, enhance security and help ensure maximum performance of Linux file systems, the company said.

“HP’s contribution of the Advanced File System code, coupled with their overall resource commitment to Linux, will greatly accelerate the development and commercial availability of improved system functionality for Linux,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation.

The Tru64 UNIX Advanced File System source code, design documentation and test suites are available by visiting http://advfs.sourceforge.net.

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