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SubjectRe: XFS to main kernel source
On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 03:16:52PM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> > > Won't there be a lot of changes which need to be made for it to go into 2.5
> > > anyway though beyond just current development? Isn't 2.5 supposed to be
> > > "radically" different?
> >
> > Not really. 2.5 will change over time for certain but if anything the 2.5
> > changes will make it easier. One problem area with XFS is that it duplicates
> > chunks of what should be generic functionality - and 2.5 needs to provide
> > the generic paths it wants
>
> Since we have your attention - which chunks? One of the frustrations we have
> had is the lack of feedback from anyone who has looked at XFS.

o The whole vnode layer
o checks already peformed by the VFS all over the place
(just take a look at xfs_rename.c!)
o the own quoata code
o the hooks for a propritary clusterfs..

My 2 (euro-)cents,

Christoph

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