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SubjectRe: Soft-Updates for Linux ?
On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 03:39:51PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Robert Redelmeier <redelm@ev1.net> wrote:
> > I'm wondering if there are any plans to bring Kirk McKusick's "Soft-Updates"
> > to Linux in 2.5 ??? Kirk has recently modified his licence (friendlier).
> > I could only find some noncomittal postings on LKML from 1997.
>
> I doubt. There are lots of interesting journaling filesystems for
> Linux aviable (xfs, ext3, jfs, reiserfs, nwfs(?), vxfs(commercial)).
> And a least a few will be merged in 2.5.

Last I heard from 'El Penguino' is that some of the new breed of filesystems
may even be considered for 2.4.n, for some non-zero but finite value of n.

If Rik gets some kind of memory pressure callback API in the kernel, there
is no theoretical reasons why the journalling filesystems couldn't be merged
safely.

Regards,

bert hubert

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