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Re: [Announce] XFS 1.1 Prerelease 2 available for testing

To: Tony Gale <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Announce] XFS 1.1 Prerelease 2 available for testing
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 27 Mar 2002 10:03:21 -0600
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxx>, Florin Andrei <florin@xxxxxxx>, Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, 2002-03-27 at 09:55, Tony Gale wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-03-27 at 15:29, Steve Lord wrote:
> > 
> > So, it is OK for people to rip the guts out of the VM every other week
> > and for Al Viro to apply so many patches the filesystem API that your
> > head spins, but a filesystem which does anything outside the VFS box
> > is regarded as an invasion.
> > 
> > Gutting XFS to remove all the code which would not work without kernel
> > changes removes a lot of the reasons people use XFS in the first place.
> > 
> Yes, I don't believe that's a goer.
> But, now you've bitten Steve, why aren't you/SGI pushing XFS
> split-patches at Linus/Al/lkml regularly?

Because I have a lot of other work I do for SGI apart from Linux XFS,
work which generates revenue. I do not yet feel I have the time to
dedicate to going through the process of getting XFS into the kernel.
Once I  start, I expect the floodgates to open, and basically I would
get totally buried, then something would come up on the Irix side and I
would have to drop the process for a couple of weeks.

Having said that, I am working towards this, I know the clock is
ticking on 2.5.

> Is it because you don't think they are ready? I don't agree that
> advertising is the way to get things into the kernel - pure bloody
> mindedness seems more effective.

Well, I am not Hans Reiser when it comes to being bloody minded!

> You are at least likely to get some feedback on why they aren't
> currently being included.

because we have not asked to be included!

> -tony



Steve Lord                                      voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx

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