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Re: XFS status update for November 2010

To: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS status update for November 2010
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:53:01 +1100
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <4D109047.8050300@xxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20101220180013.GA16283@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <4D109047.8050300@xxxxxxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)
On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 01:32:23PM +0200, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> On 12/20/2010 08:00 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >>From looking at the kernel git commits November looked like a pretty
> > slow month with just two hand full fixes going into the release candidates
> > for Linux 2.6.37, and none at all going into the development tree.
> > But in this case git statistics didn't tell the whole story - there
> > was a lot of activity on patches for the next merge window on the list.
> > The focus in November was still at metadata scalability, with various
> > patchsets that improves parallel creates and unlinks again, and also
> > improves 8-way dbench throughput by 30%.  In addition to that there
> > were patches to improve preallocation for NFS servers, to simplify
> > the writeback code, and to remove the XFS-internal percpu counters
> > for free space for the generic kernel percpu counters, which just needed
> > a small improvement.
> > 
> > On the user space side we saw the release of xfsprogs 3.1.4, which
> > contains various accumulated bug fixes and Debian packaging updates.
> > The xfsdump tree saw a large update to speed up restore by using
> > mmap for an internal database and remove the limitation of ~ 214
> > million directory entries per dump file.  The xfstests test suite
> > saw three new testcases and various fixes, including support for the
> > hfsplus filesystem.
> Hi Christoph, happy holidays
> I love these reports you do, thank you
> I have one small request, could you please post them to
> linux-fsdevel as well. linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is so crowded
> I keep missing them.

Boaz, you can set up a modification watch on this page:


as Christoph posts the updates there as well.


Dave Chinner

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