Subject: Re: SGI XFS filesystem
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/28/1999 17:59:15
Andrew Brown <> writes:
> how's this then: if changes are made to ext2fs (or ntfs, or any of the
> "non-native" fs types), we (netbsd, that is) will have to play catch
> up.  but if changes are made to ffs or lfs, that's changes that we (by
> definition) already have, so there's no catch up period.

Really?  So, if FreeBSD or BSDI adds some nifty feature to FFS that
changes the on-disk format it magically appears in our source tree?

Or, as another example, how 'bout that softdep code.

Certainly we don't _have_ to catch up, but neither do we have to catch
up with changes in FAT-family file systems or in ext2fs!

If you're going to use that metric, at this point probably the _only_
file system that would qualify as 'native' is LFS...  Does anybody
else have that up and going?

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