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SubjectRe: XFS for 2.4


On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Nathan Scott wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:06:14PM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > > On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Nathan Scott wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Marcelo,
> > > >
> > > > Please do a
> > > >
> > > > bk pull http://xfs.org:8090/linux-2.4+coreXFS
> > > >
> > > > This will merge the core 2.4 kernel changes required for supporting
> > > > the XFS filesystem, as listed below. If this all looks acceptable,
> > > > then please also pull the filesystem-specific code (fs/xfs/*)
> > > >
> > > > bk pull http://xfs.org:8090/linux-2.4+justXFS
> > >
> > > Nathan,
> > >
> > > I think XFS should be a 2.6 only feature.
> > >
> > > 2.6 is already stable enough for people to use it.
> > >
> >
> > Hi Marcelo,
> >
> > Please reconsider -- the "core" kernel changes we need have existed
> > for three+ years outside of the mainline tree, and each is a small
> > and easily understood change that doesn't affect other filesystems.
> > There is also a VFS fix in there from Ethan Benson, as we discussed
> > during 2.4.23-pre, when you asked us to resend XFS for 2.4.24-pre!)
> > Everything there is a backport from 2.6 in some form, there should
> > be no surprises.
>
> Nathan,
>
> I remember I have said to you "resend me XFS for 2.4.24-pre". A changed my
> mind since then...
>
> > Not having XFS in 2.4 is extremely disadvantageous for us XFS folks
> > (especially since every other journaled filesystem has been merged
> > now).
>
> JFS did not touch generic code as I remember.
>
> > To our users it means some rescue disks simply don't support
> > XFS, meaning you can't mount filesystems when you _really_ need to,
> > etc, etc. Its also always extra work for distributors to merge XFS
> > themselves, and hence a few just don't (and occasionally tell us
> > that they are waiting for you to merge it) - which means some users
> > don't even get the option of using XFS, despite our best efforts.
>
> Come one, it is not so hard to maintain a patch in a distros kernel.

s/one/on/

Ugh


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