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Re: mounting hixfs (Hitachi "tuned" XFS) on 2.6 kernel

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Subject: Re: mounting hixfs (Hitachi "tuned" XFS) on 2.6 kernel
From: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 23:19:21 -0500
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big beer put forth on 5/18/2010 5:43 PM:

> Strangely enough I was told by Hitachi that they licensed XFS from
> SGI, so they don't have any GPL code to give back.

IIRC (and IANAL) any version of XFS, with the exception of CXFS, running on
Linux is GPL'd code.  There is no such beast as non GPL XFS on Linux.

For that SGI licensing statement to be true, they've have to be running XFS
on IRIX, which means they'd need an IRIX license as well.  Not to mention
that IRIX only runs on MIPS hardware, and only SGI MIPS hardware.  This HDS
storage blade is x86.

It seems whoever told you that is misinformed or is being disingenuous in
order to avoid assisting you.


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