JFS2 on freebsd
babkin at verizon.net
Fri Sep 9 05:13:33 PDT 2005
>From: Mike Silbersack <silby at silby.com>
>On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Kamal R. Prasad wrote:
>> would a port of JFS2 be of interest to freebsd core?
>There are many things that would be of interest to FreeBSD users, but
>that's not a good reason to start a project. If you're motivated only
>because you think others desire your work, you'll probably give up when
>you have to start dealing with all the realities of the project. However,
>if you're motivated because *you* want to port JFS2, then you'll probably
>do a good job of it.
>So, of course support for new filesystem support is good, but my personal
>opinion is that JFS2 isn't worth your time, for two reasons:
>a) Even if it's BSD licensed, it's unlikely to displace UFS as our
>b) It's not a widely used filesystem, so it doesn't really increase our
>interoperability with other OSes.
>OTOH, updating our ext2 code, or ntfs code (if that's even possible) would
>be something of use to many people, I suspect.
Why not go for ext3 instead of JFS then? It has
journaling in it.
More information about the freebsd-hackers