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    SubjectRe: XFS in the main kernel
    Martin Knoblauch wrote:

    >>Re: XFS in the main kernel
    >>From: Luigi Genoni (
    >>On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Keith Owens wrote:
    >>>On 22 Apr 2002 18:55:20 +0200,
    >>> (Wichert Akkerman) wrote:
    >>>>In article <>,
    >>>>Dan Yocum <> wrote:
    >>>>>I know it's been discussed to death, but I am making a formal request to you
    >>>>>to include XFS in the main kernel. We (The Sloan Digital Sky Survey) and
    >>>>>many, many other groups here at Fermilab would be very happy to have this in
    >>>>>the main tree.
    >>>>Has XFS been proven to be completely stable
    >>>As much as any other filesystem. "There are no bugs in filesystem XYZ.
    >>>That just means that you have not looked hard enough." :) There is a
    >>>daily QA suite that XFS is run through.
    >>In the reality the inclusion on XFS in the 2.5 tree would probably move
    >>more peole to use it, and so also to eventually trigger bugs, to report
    >>them, sometimes to fix them.
    >>This way XFS would improve faster, and of course that would be a
    >>good thing.
    > definitely. Unless XFS is in the mainline kernel (marked as
    >experimantal if necessary) it will not get good exposure.
    > The most important (only) reason I do not use it (and recommend our
    >customers against using it) is that at the moment it is impossible to
    >track both the kernel and XFS at the same time. This is a shame, because
    >I think that for some application XFS is superior to the other
    >alternatives (can be said about the other alternatives to :-).

    You would be surprised about the level of exposure XFS is getting, a lot
    than you might realize. It is in everything from settop boxes and fiber
    switches to NAS boxes, those folks in general do not want to advertise.
    Here are
    a few larger scale installations out there:


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