On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 01:06:33PM +0200, Seth Mos wrote:
> At 12:50 26-6-2001 +0200, Toralf Lund wrote:
> > > >We're currently using XFS on a 180Gb RAID volume, by the way, and
> > > >everything looks
> > > >good so far.
> > >
> > > It does work, and extremely well in my own case. But that does not mean it
> > > will automatically get inserted in the mainstream kernel.
> > > We are working on it, but it will take some time to resolve all the items
> > > that linus asks for in a patch.
> >Will you there be a new release any time soon? I'm currently using a patched
> >version due to certain NFS client issues. Also, would it be possible to
> >make it
> >work properly along with devfs from Red Hat?
> 1.0.1 releas (2.4.5 based) is just around the corner. There is not a
> specific release date for it yet. But "soon" is the best I can give.
> The devfs issue is something I can not comment upon. I don't use devfs on
> any of my machines. The default for 1.0.1 is to not mount it at bootup.
I use devfs (without devfsd), and XFS works fine (not that I have it on
root, mind, I have XFS on /home and ReiserFS on everything else).
Just a general comment, that XFS is rather invasive. It includes some heavy
page buffering code, and is also shipped with the kernel debugger patch.
Just the fact that I had to hand-edit twenty-two files to try and get it
working with the -ac series (it actually touched countless others). It's no
small thing, and you wouldn't believe the firey hoops ReiserFS had to jump
through. I honestly think that XFS would be very hard-pressed to get into
2.4.x, but it may make it. Just depends on how good Linus is feeling -
follow "Care and Feeding of Your Linus" ;)
Daniel Stone <daniel@xxxxxxxxx>
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