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HP contributes Tru64 Unix file system to Linux

HP puts file system for HP's 64-bit Alpha Unix servers under open-source General Public License with goal of improving Linux.

Hewlett Packard on Monday said it is making its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System available under the open-source General Public License, version 2.

The AdvFS file system, which was originally developed for Digital Equipment Corp. Alpha Unix machines, can be adopted to Linux, the company said.

HP chose version 2 of the General Public License so that it could be compatible with the Linux kernel. The system can improve the uptime time and performance of Linux file systems, the company said.