Subject: Re: SGI XFS filesystem
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/28/1999 13:37:37
Andrew Brown <> writes:
> they're not "native" filesystems though, so they're kind of emulated.
> perhaps it would be better as "compat"?

What does 'native' mean?

we can read them and write them via the VFS just like we can for
allegedly 'native' file systems.

Sure, the 'standards' and 'primary implementations' may be some place
else, but:

	* i don't think anybody's going to claim that NetBSD's FFS or
	  NFS implementations are the 'primary' implementations.

	* even in the 'native' file systems there are file systems which
	  didn't originate here.  E.g. where does the ext2fs code
	  live?  where did the ideas behind LFS come from?

'native' vs not is an artificial, and i'd say useless, distinction in
this case.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.