XFS (read-only) support committed to CURRENT

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at gmx.de
Sat Dec 17 06:16:10 PST 2005

On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Lars Erik Gullerud wrote:

> >Ext3fs appears to have some advantages, easy migration from and to
> >ext2fs, shrinkable, data journalling, data ordering (write data blocks
> >before the file metadata is written) and so on.
> ...and this has what to do with the fact that FreeBSD now supports XFS?

I was wondering if the way from ext2fs to ext3fs might have been
shorter, code-wise.

I will skip lots of good points in defense of XFS, and I really don't
mind it being supported by XFS (in fact I'm looking forward to write

> >I don't mean this should become an advocacy discussion, as XFS surely
> >has advantages, too, real-time capability and so on - but ext2fs is
> >already there and has write support.
> Then use ext2fs. Isn't the availability of multiple choices great?

Yes, it is :-)

Matthias Andree

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