On Apr 15, 2009, at 4:23 PM, Linda A. Walsh wrote:
Not one to beat about the bush, but curious from a practical sense,
If sgi is being bought by another company, is there any idea about
for the xfs file system or the source code on 'oss.sgi.com'?
The rumors of the death of xfs team at SGI are a little bit
I'm _guessing_ that there is some interest in users and developers
to keep xfs alive after the 'sgi' moniker is purchased, but that
begs the question about the new company wanting to support the old
'sgi.com' websites including
Is there a danger of oss.sgi.com suddenly being yanked offline with
little to no warning,
I doubt it'll happen in any circumstances.
such that community members should start keeping up-to-date, or is
it already mirrored? I'm assuming that the current source code
repository only exists on oss.sgi.com?
There is nothing on oss.sgi.com xfs-wise that is not in Linus' tree.
Should it be mirrored on some other external open-source site?
sourceforge? google? mozilla?
With git you don't really need a true mirror. And official clones of
both kernel and the userland xfs already exist on kernel.org.
Is completely worthless to discuss new, desired features in some of
the utils? Will it be possible to support the xfs codebase if its
development no longer becomes necessary to sgi (or its parent
I hope that wouldn't happen. Though, while it'll be loss for xfs
in this unlikely scenario, I think, there is enough critical mass
outside of sgi to continue support and move forward xfs.
xfs maintainer, still at sgi