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Re: Mandrake Linux 8.1 beta without XFS

To: Vincent Bernat <bernat@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Mandrake Linux 8.1 beta without XFS
From: David Lloyd <lloy0076@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 00:19:23 +0930
Cc: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Vincent!

> > It's not in because it's not in an approved Linus kernel. ReiserFS etc
> > etc are...
> 
> JFS and ext3 are not in an approved Linus kernel too.
> I think they include JFS and ext3 because they have people to do it
> (maybe some of the developers) and they have no one for XFS. Or maybe
> it is just a matter of asking : users who want XFS in the Mandrake
> kernel may just ask for it.

I should have been clearer.

If it's not in an approved Linux Kernel then the distributors don't have
to include it by default in their own. Naturally, of course, they can if
they wish so it is likely a matter of asking, taking the time to test
with them and matters of such course.

DSL


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