My discussions with some of the Gentoo developers there seems to be a
number of them that have/had experienced data loss in the past and I
think some of them have a problem that it only journals metadata.
Looks like XFS didn't make it in to the latest 2.4.19 kernel they have
in testing right:
I think some of the developers feel they can't recommending XFS due to
past experiences and I think they have the impression that XFS won't or
is hard to patch into their mainline kernel now due to other features
they want to offer.
I think that other than the metadata, their fears are unfounded but I
don't know how to open a discussion with them them about how some of the
problems that they experienced with early XFS up to and including 1.1
(where the 2.4.19-r7 XFS patches come from) does not reflect on the
sheer amount of testing and bug fixing have occured in CVS (even if you
just consider the 2.4.19 XFS kernel sync)
Perhaps I could patch a current XFS into their current (2.4.19-r9) and
running the test suite? Is there anything else that might be suggested.
I suppose a good starting point would be to see which of their patches
overlap with the XFS 2.4.19 or CVS code.
Simon Matter wrote:
Many thanks and congratulations to everyone involved!!!
This is what I was waiting for so long, thanks.
On Tuesday 17 September 2002 00:05, utz lehmann wrote:
saw this on lwn.net. linus had merged XFS in the 2.5 tree.
and many thanks to all who made this possible.