Luckily, he also copied it to the kernel mailing list.
On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Steve Lord wrote:
> > > When will be the XFS patch integrated to main tree?
> > (snip)
> > >> I'm really fed up with trying to get linux-2.4.9 + acXX or preXX + xfs
> > >> together.
> > (snip)
> > >>> I would hold off on 2.4.10 - there have been some major kernel changes
> > >>> which will affect XFS, it may take a while to shake out the bugs. The
> > 2.4.9
> > >>> version appears to be running OK. I would see if you get any other
> > feedback
> > I'd just like to add, for the record, that while I really do love XFS,
> > because of things like the above statement from Steve Lord, I really can't
> > use it on my production machines until it is tied into the regular kernel
> > tree. I imagine that you're already doing everything that you can to get
> > it integrated, I'm not griping, just giving (hopefully) constructive
> > feedback.
> Well, since the changes are being made to the Linux VM, not to XFS,
> if I was in your situation I would ask myself if I should be running recent
> 2.4 kernels in production with any filesystem. I am not convinced that being
> in the mainline kernel is much of a help right now.
> Oh, and we are not the ones who need this form of feedback ;-)