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Re: Best design docs for XFS

To: John Quigley <jquigley@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Best design docs for XFS
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 17:56:23 -0500
Cc: XFS Development <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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John Quigley wrote:
> Hey Folks:
> 
> What are the best and most current technical design documents
> pertaining to (Linux port of) XFS, as a companion to reading the
> actual code?  Based upon what I've read on the community site:
> 
> http://xfs.org/index.php/XFS_Papers_and_Documentation
> 
> the most thorough technical documentation of the system lives at:
> 
> http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/design_docs/xfsdocs93_pdf/
> 
> My only concern with the above is the age - are these sufficiently
> up-to-date from an architecture perspective?  Thanks very much.

It's pretty good still, the fundamental design is not substantially
changed; you're more likely to find missing bits than "wrong" bits I think.

http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/training/index.html

has more info as well.

-Eric

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