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Re: XFS in the 2.5 kernel

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS in the 2.5 kernel
From: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 20 May 2002 14:56:12 -0500
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>, Stuart Luppescu <s-luppescu@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Linux-xfs list <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Just a thought, but isn't the XFS pagebuf code part of what makes it so
damn fast too?

On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 07:14, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 12:36:57PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > I don't think so. While it would be nice if XFS used more common
> > infrastructure or its infrastructure (pagebuf) would be more open
> to 
> > other fs it is not an absolute requirement for merging.  That's
> > based on merging of other file system and code, the last word has
> Linus 
> > of course.
> Pagebuf is basically useable by other filesystems.  For example I
> think
> I could port JFS to use it as backing for it's metapges - it just
> far
> too complex for JFS's needs so I don't see any point in doing so.
Austin Gonyou
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Coremetrics, Inc.
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