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Re: The X in XFS

To: Bernd Petrovitsch <bernd@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: The X in XFS
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 00:25:42 +0200
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On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 11:15:13PM +0200, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 20:43, KELEMEN Peter wrote:
> > * Steve Lord (lord@xxxxxxx) [20030821 11:09]:
> > 
> > > Originally the project was internally refered to as xFS,
> > > presumably until marketing came up with a letter or name which
> > > was deemed acceptable. After a while the x just stuck without
> > > having a meaning assigned to it, and it was capitalized.
> > 
> > It should be noted that there is a Serverless Network File System
> > from Berkeley that is precisely called "xFS", as you can see at
> > http://now.cs.berkeley.edu/Xfs/xfs.html .  Also, there are other
> > products named "XFS", for example a popular NFS client for DOS.
> > http://www.tux.org/pub/distributions/SuSE/i386/8.2/dosutils/xfs186/xfs.txt
> 
> Two more:
> - xfs - the X font server
> - the XMethods Filesystem  - http://www.xmethods.net/xfs/

(adding more trivia to this useful thread)

The kernel part of the arla client (alternative AFS) is also often called xfs.

-Andi


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