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Re: XFS status update for November 2010

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS status update for November 2010
From: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:32:23 +0200
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20101220180013.GA16283@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20101220180013.GA16283@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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.

Thanks
Boaz

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