FreeBSD's UFS vs Ext4

krad kraduk at
Wed Feb 10 16:27:42 UTC 2010

On 9 February 2010 16:11, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:58:07 -0700, Chad Perrin <perrin at>
> wrote:
> >On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 03:00:00PM +0000, Frank Shute wrote:
> >>
> >> AFAIK, the system compiler is going to be clang in the future and for
> >> ports you'll install a compiler from ports.
> >
> > Can you provide a URL for some discussion of this?  I hadn't heard
> > that FreeBSD was moving to Clang.
> There are no concrete plans to ditch gcc from the base system.
> The GPLv3 license of GCC and binutils does pose a few interesting
> problems.  On the other hand, Clang is a nice project, whose license
> *is* compatible with a BSD-style license.  Several FreeBSD developers
> have tried building the base system with it and are active at the
> development forums of Clang.
> So it's probably a safe assumption to make that Clang is not ready
> *yet*, but may be an interesting alternative to GCC in the near future.
I believe that CLANG will generate quicker code as well from what I have
read about it. Which will be nice

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