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Re: GSoC ext3

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 09:45:42AM +0300, Rus-Rebreanu Alin-Florin wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>  I may be a little late so my apologies. As I said in a previous email
> my job is to implement ext3 support on NetBSD as a GSoC student.
> My plan is to use the already available wapbl code to add journaling
> support to the ext2fs implementation. Since wapbl code has its primary
> target FFS some work needs to be done such that we have a more
> abstract journaling layer (like JBD with those familiar to linux).
> This will help when adding journaling capabilities to other
> filesystems. At this moment wapbl supports only metadata logging but
> in order to fully support ext3 there must also be support for
> data=journal and data=writeback.

I think that if you get metadata logging working, you've succeeded at your 
GSoC. This means that you can read journals written by Linux and Linux can 
read journals you write.

Take care,


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