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Re: boot linux - wish

To: vincent@waw.com (Vincent Renardias)
Subject: Re: boot linux - wish
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 00:07:45 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: miguel@nuclecu.unam.mx, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970816224739.21289F-100000@odin.waw.com> from "Vincent Renardias" at Aug 16, 97 10:54:01 pm
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> 
> > > Is there ever ANY chance of seeing XFS in Linux? Or a flavor of a really
> > > fast journaled file system?
> > 
> > not right now.  And getting an XFS clone to work on Linux is really
> > not a trivial task.
> 
> Are the XFS specs. available BTW?

There is a whitepaper available on SGI's webserver.  It however does
not refer to the really interesting details.

As far as the complexity of writing an XFS-like fs is concerned - SGI has
invested a significant fraction of the R&D of XFS into the realtime stuff.
So ignoring that part for the beginning makes the task of writing a XFS
like filesystem much easier.

  Ralf

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