Subject: Re: JFS
To: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
From: Steven Bonneville <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/04/2000 16:26:59
Miles Nordin wrote:

> to literally seem like they're laughing in our face.  Anyone know if XFS
> was ever actually used by a single open-source project?  I know which one
> would use it, if any, and AFAIK it didn't.

To be "fair", SGI still hasn't released all of XFS; the second batch of 
code quietly appeared on their website just a few days ago.  As best as
I can tell, the gradual process is a combination of replacing encumbered
code and having a team port it from IRIX to Linux before release. 

You sound fairly hostile about XFS.  Honestly, as far as I can tell it's
a win-win situation; SGI gets some good press, and the community gets 
another reference implementation of a decent filesystem that it can get
ideas from, if nothing else.  I concede that we shouldn't be dependent
on this sort of corporate effort, though -- I just think we should be 
glad that we can learn from a closer look at what they did.

  -- Steve Bonneville