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SubjectRe: XFS?
On 9 Sep 2002, Andi Kleen wrote:

> Thunder from the hill <thunder@lightweight.ods.org> writes:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, khromy wrote:
> > > What's up with XFS in linux-2.5? I've seen some patches sent to the list
> > > but I havn't seen any replies from linus.. What needs to be done to
> > > finally merge it?
> >
> > It has been stated quite regularly that XFS
> > a) doesn't always work like it should yet
>
> That's quite bogus. While not being perfect XFS just works fine for lots
> of people in production and performs very well for a lot of tasks.

More to the point, a quick scan of LKML will show that there are fixes for
ext3 and reisser on a regular basis, so one must assume that they don't
always work as they should either. XFS is in a number of distributions,
and is stable for users.

> > b) involves some changes which Linus doesn't like in particular, for
> > pretty good reasons.
>
> I think that's FUD too. That last patch had 6 lines or so of changes
> to generic code, everything else was already merged.

Does that mean he should only dislike it a little because it's small? At
this stage I would hope he will at least tell you why it wasn't accepted,
since XFS is a desirable feature for many people (as evidence vendors
providing it).

I'd like XFS, I think it's a good feature politically, hopefully it will
not just drop just as it's becoming stable for non-critical production
use.

--
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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