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SubjectRe: xiafs
On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Smilax Rotundifolia wrote:

> A question about XIAFS...
> Why was it taken out? Was there some unstable code, or a security issue?
> Or was it just deemed useless? Or was there another reason?

AFAIK, it was taken out because:
- it doesn't have any advantages over ext2fs
- it's hardly being used
- it takes up space in the kernel source tree
- it needs to be maintained and kept up to date, while hardly
anybody uses it
- ext2 is the standard linux fs, and all xiafs does is adding to
the chaos (for newbies, that is)

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