At 17:54 26-1-2002 +0100, Ralf G. R. Bergs wrote:
That reminds me of another question I'm asking myself since a while: It seems
as if you're developing XFS for Linux from scratch instead of "just" porting
it from SGI. Is that right? Or why do you seem to change even fundamental
pieces? Or does porting to Linux mean you have to rewrite it because it's so
different from IRIX?
Irix looks a lot like BSD which means that a lot of interfaces are
completely different from linux.
The algorithms are mostly the same but the kernel is sufficiently different
that it needs a lot of work to make them play together. It is absolutely
not a drop-in kernel mod.
I probably can't do that since as you know I use hardware RAIDs so I probably
need "big" filesystems, and I also need "big" files.
What steve meant was big from a linux standpoint. XFS bigfiles are 2^63. I
don't how large files will become without this option though. You can't get
further that 2TB anyways on linux.
Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.