Subject: Re: SGI XFS filesystem
To: None <>
From: Mirian Crzig Lennox <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/28/1999 13:02:01
"Andrew van der Stock" <> writes:
> Hi there,
> I was wondering, in light of the SGI announcement to share XFS (a 64 bit
> journaled file system, with nifty features) with the "Open Source
> Community", if there are any plans to incorporate XFS into NetBSD. If not,
> I'm putting up my hand to help get it integrated as a first class citizen
> (once it is released - likely late northern hemisphere summer according to
> the PR).

This brings up a point I was thinking about recently...

As NetBSD acquires support for more and more filesystems, it seems
somewhat inelegant to have their source directories directly under
/usr/src/sys (adosfs, coda, etc.)  Everything else directly under
/usr/src/sys is an abstract category, not an implementation name.  I
wonder if we should create an "fs" directory to put all the non-ufs
derived filesystems such as adosfs, coda and soon xfs.

Mirian Crzig Lennox                                Systems Anarchist
  "Don't follow leaders... watch the parking meters."  --Bob Dylan