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XFS pressure group

To: Florin Andrei <florin@xxxxxxx>
Subject: XFS pressure group
From: Nic Doye <nic@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 27 Mar 2002 14:11:29 +0000
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, 2002-03-27 at 13:32, Florin Andrei wrote:

> Naah. The right question is: "how can we convince Linus to include XFS
> in the mainstream kernel?"
> 
> And the answer is quite simple: you guys are all using XFS, right? I
> guess most of you know that it works just perfect on busy servers, under
> high system load.
> Well, go to lkml (Linux Kernel Mailing List), send a nice message
> explaining how stable is XFS in production, and asking for inclusion.
> If a reasonable amount of people will do that on the list, it's bound to
> get included.

I don't think it's been done before and possibly not a good precendent
to set, but perhaps SGI could set up a form (or volunteer someone to
collect e-mail messages, or use an on-line petition service) to get a
letter to Linus saying "We the undersigned all think XFS rocks and is
way stable enough to get included in the 2.5 tree today and in the 2.4
tree some months ago".

Or if it would look like undue commercial pressure if SGI did it, I
could whack up a form to do it...

Opinions, comments, flames anyone?

nic


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