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Re: XFS Development

To: Michael Arndt <M.Arndt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS Development
From: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 19:54:40 +1000
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hi,

On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 11:16:32AM +0200, Michael Arndt wrote:
> Hello, a query for an article:
> 
> -how many  developers are active at the actual XFS
>  development ?
> 

That's a hard number to quantify ... across both IRIX and Linux,
at least twenty people I would guess, in a number of geographies.
[counts on fingers]... at least 5 on core Linux/XFS right now.

If you count CXFS, that number balloons out much further.

> -is XFS proting still supported by SGI ?
> 

proting?  do you mean... porting? or promoting?  yes for both.

> please answer directly to M.Arndt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> reason for this question:
> 
> cited rumours that most of the XFS porting people
> have left SGI
> 

Three/four people from the 1.0 Linux/XFS team left during/just
after the recent SGI headcount reductions.  And some of these
folk still contribute in answering list email, coding as time
permits, etc; so its not even as bad as that.  It was certainly
not "most" of the team though.

> If recommending a FS for productive environments
> further support is an issue
> and i want to cite only facts not unconfirmed rumors
> 

The rumours are largely untrue, although there were some people
leave recently.  People also get pulled onto other SGI projects
at various times and later return, or just for a time have less
involvement, so at any one time its often hard to tell exactly
how many people are working full time on XFS.

> thanks for any help/info
> 

hope this helps clear things up a bit.

cheers.

-- 
Nathan


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