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    SubjectRe: [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
    Sonny Rao <> wrote:
    > On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 10:35:43AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > <snip>
    > > All that being said, Linux's filesystems are looking increasingly crufty
    > > and we are getting to the time where we would benefit from a greenfield
    > > start-a-new-one.
    > I'm curious about this comment; in what way are they _collectively_
    > looking crufty ?

    We seem to be lagging behind "the industry" in some areas - handling large
    devices, high bandwidth IO, sophisticated on-disk data structures, advanced
    manageability, etc.

    I mean, although ZFS is a rampant layering violation and we can do a lot of
    the things in there (without doing it all in the fs!) I don't think we can
    do all of it.

    We're continuing to nurse along a few basically-15-year-old filesystems
    while we do have the brains, manpower and processes to implement a new,
    really great one.

    It's just this feeling I have ;)
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