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RE: The X in XFS

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Subject: RE: The X in XFS
From: "Kai Leibrandt" <k_leibrandt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 02:01:18 +0200
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I thought the original filesystem for Irix, EFS, was the Extended File
System ?! If it wasn't, then what did EFS stand for?

Someone pleeaaaase clear this oh-so unimportant trivia up!

Kai.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Koren
> Sent: 22 August 2003 01:22
> To: Steve Lord; linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: The X in XFS
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Steve,
> 
> 
> Sorry to disagree with you, but X really did stand
> for something. The early design documents (which
> may have vanished by the time Cray was acquired) 
> referred to the "eXtended File System".
> 
> Incidentally, XFS was developed in Mountain View,
> not in Eagan ;-)
> 
> 
> 
> Dan Koren
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Lord" <lord@xxxxxxx>
> To: <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 9:09 AM
> Subject: The X in XFS
> 
> 
> > Just in case you were wondering what X stood for in XFS - 
> some folks 
> > out there seem to be putting the X in the middle of words recently.
> > 
> > The X does not stand for anything except X, it is not eXtent, or 
> > eXtended or any other word.
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> > Think of it as a little like the G in GNU, the X in XFS 
> stands for XFS 
> > ;-)
> > 
> > Steve
> > 
> > --
> > 
> > Steve Lord                                      voice: 
> +1-651-683-3511
> > Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 


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