Subject: Re: JFS
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Brian Chase <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/24/2003 10:23:15
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 09:29:34AM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> > I don't know if that's likely. One of the advantages of the GPL in this
> > case is that IBM and SGI can let Linux users use the file system, but keep
> > their competitors from shoving the file system into their closed-source
> > products. Like Windows XP. :-)
> Indeed.  SGI have repeatedly and quite specifically stated that they will
> not release XFS under a non-GPL open source license for exactly this reason.

I can't say that I blame them.  My experiences with XFS under IRIX have
been very favorable.  Is there any alternative filesystem out there that
comes close to it in terms of features and performance?