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Re: backport to 2.2

To: Robert Sander <gurubert-news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: backport to 2.2
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 13:48:16 +0200
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On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 10:46:35AM +0000, Robert Sander wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> Are there any thoughts about backporting XFS to the Linux kernel 2.2.19?
> 
> The current non-stability of the 2.4 series makes it nearly impossible
> to run that great filesystem on production machines.
> 
> Would it be very hard to do? Else we would have to switch back to ext2
> losing the journaling option.

It would be very hard, nearly like a new port of XFS. XFS and its pagebuf 
layer is heavily tied to the 2.4+ VM system and uses infrastructure that wasn't
there in 2.2.

-Andi


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