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Re: Hacking XFS (was Re: reserve space for root?)

To: James Rich <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Hacking XFS (was Re: reserve space for root?)
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 21:10:50 +0100
Cc: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 02:03:33PM -0600, James Rich wrote:
> Well I'm one of the 99.9%.  But I do rely heavily on XFS.  And boy do I
> appreciate everyone's work on XFS and SGI's willingness to GPL it and pay
> good people to work on it.
> So what can a guy like me do to help?  I already mirror the CVS tree and
> host install disks for Slackware (not really needed now that Slackware 8.1
> ships with XFS).  I don't have a lot of time or bandwidth, but I do have a
> lot of disk space and a keen interest in XFS and its success (and in SGI's
> success since I'm a stock holder).  Most questions asked on this list are
> beyond my ability to help.  But I can write TeX and HTML, host pretty much
> anything, and whatever else doesn't require deep knowlege of kernel
> internals or all the different ways to recover a file system.  So how
> about it?
> Perhaps I can keep track of the TODO list?  People seem to ask often "How
> soon is XFS going into the kernel?" and then wonder what is keeping it
> out.  Would some kind of on going status report help folks?

I think XFS would really need someone to maintain the website.  It's
horribly out of date, and misses some important links.  For example
it would be nice to have a link to my XFS merge status or even a htmlized
version.  I don't know whether externals are allowed to work on oss.sgi.com,

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