Re: XFS for 2.4

From: Larry McVoy
Date: Mon Dec 01 2003 - 17:23:49 EST

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:10:58AM +1100, Nathan Scott wrote:
> > Nathan,
> >
> > I think XFS should be a 2.6 only feature.
> >
> > 2.6 is already stable enough for people to use it.
> >
> Hi Marcelo,
> Please reconsider

I have no idea if XFS should or should not go in, I'm not commenting on that.

However, having a bunch of XFS users say "put it in" when the maintainer
said no, DaveM said no, and no other file system people seem to be
stepping up to the bat with a review and a nod seems wrong.

Have you spoken with the people who maintain the generic parts of the
VFS layer that you want to change? If those people were in the list of
people saying "XFS should go in" then I think you'd get a lot farther.

It's great that there are XFS users but the users should not make the add
it or not add it decision, the people who maintain those interfaces which
are generic should make that decision. Don't you agree?
Larry McVoy lm at
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