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Re: Newbie wanting to try it out

To: Mark Hounschell <markh@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Newbie wanting to try it out
From: Jason Walker <unseen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 11:02:52 -0500 (EST)
Cc: Linux-XFS <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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        The CVS tree is currently at 2.4.0.  Perhaos you could use that. I have
not used the CVS snapshots, so I don't know what version they are at now.
the cvs tree is the userspace tools *and* a XFS-patched kernel source tree.
that makes life easy.  Out of curiosity, what about reiser didn't you like?
I ran it for many months without a hitch, however, the recovery times
seemed a bit long at times, and they didn't come out with patches
consistantly/fast enough.  the XFS developers have been *very* good at
keeping on top of that, of which I am very impressed (XFS developers reading 
this: THANKS GUYS! :) have fun moving from reiser to XFS :)

Jason Walker / RegEx

On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Mark Hounschell wrote:

>  Hello, I'm running SuSE linux 6.4 with kernel 2.4.0_SuSE which is
> basicly
> the released 2.4.0 kernel with patches for the resier filesystem. I'm
> not
> happy with this file system. It looks so far that if I want to try XFS
> that I have to use the kernel which is supplied with it from sgi. I'm a
> little hesitant to do this as it doesn't appear to be the
> released(final)
> version of the 2.4.0 kernel. Is there a package that can be added to the
> kernel that I already have? Or even one that is compatable with the
> released 2.4.0 kernel. I would really like to try XFS. Or maybe I'm way
> off base and the kernel version from the download site IS 2.4.0(final)?
> Thanks in advance.
> -- 
> Mark Hounschell
> markh@xxxxxxxxxx

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