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SubjectRe: ext3 vs. JFS file locations...
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Michael Boman writes:
> It seems like both IBM's JFS and ext3 wants to use fs/jfs .. IMHO that
> is like asking for problem.. A more logic location for ext3 should be
> fs/ext3, no?

Actually, if you would look in linux/fs, you will see that ext3 IS in
linux/fs/ext3. However, there is a second component to ext3, which is
a generic block journalling layer which is called jfs. This journal
layer is designed so that it isn't ext3 specific, so it would be
_possible_ for other journalling filesystems to use it. Whether non-ext3
filesystems will actually use it is another question (actually the
InterMezzo distributed filesystem uses the ext3-jfs functionality to
do compound transactions on disk to ensure cluster coherency).

I think that Stephen at one time said he would change the name, but I
guess he has not done so yet.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
\ would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/ -- Dogbert
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