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Re: XFS to main kernel source

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS to main kernel source
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 22:26:43 +0200
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Gonyou, Austin" <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, narancs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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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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Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.


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