Subject: Re: SGI will freely license its XFS
To: None <>
From: Paul Newhouse <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1999 11:15:26
Manuel Bouyer asked:
>On May 20, Oleg Polyanski wrote
>> hello,
>> 	good news are here. the story
>> 	tells that SGI will release the source code of their XFS. it
>> lacks some features but is able to handle with files of very big size,
>> has b-tree layout on the media and, the most important, it is journaling
>> file system. if the license is acceptable I guess it will quite easy
>> to port XFS into NetBSD.
>How is it different from our LFS ?

Well, if they released the DMAPI version it would be quite different in that
respect. Does LFS support extended file attributes? 

More interesting would be their release of xvm (their volume manager).