Friday, 13 September 2013

[ANN] Ubuntu PPA for bcache-tools and blocks

I've published various bcache-related packages to

The packages are built for saucy and raring, and can be
added with

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:g2p/storage
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bcache-tools blocks

bcache is a hybrid caching layer that speeds up HDDs
with SSDs; it was merged in Linux 3.10. Backported
Ubuntu kernels are available at

bcache-tools contains udev and initramfs integration and
some command-line tools.

blocks is a conversion tool that can convert block devices
to bcache and lvm. Usage is described here:

This release of blocks adds a maintboot mode that can
convert root filesystems to bcache without a live cd.

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