On Sun, 2002-02-24 at 18:28, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > o Posix ACL support
> Are you able to leverage the new EA interface? (Which I still don't like
> because of the namespace syntax embedded in the attribute names, btw,
> please don't misinterpret silence as happiness.)
Where do you think the interface originated? A lot of time was spent
working on this and getting the ext2 and xfs code bases in sync.
> > o The ability to do online filesystem dumps which are coherent with
> > the system call interface
> It would be nice if some other filesystems could share that mechanism, do
> you think it's feasible? If not, what's the stumbling block? I haven't
> looked at this for some time and there's was some furious work going on
> exactly there just before 2.5. It seems we've at least progressed a
> little from the viewpoint that nobody would want that.
Not really, there are some hooks into XFS which are probably totally
non-trivial for other filesystems.
> > o delayed allocation of file data
> Andrew Morton is working on generic delayed allocation at the vfs level I
> believe, why not bang heads with him and see if it can be made to work with
Already talked at the end of last week, got majorly sidetracked again
this week. This is definitely something I would like to be able to
leverage for XFS.
> > o DMAPI
> It would be nice to have unsucky file events. But there's been roughly zero
> discussion of dmapi on lkml as far as I can see.
Yep, and its not my strong suite. The previous attempt at an implementation
by someone else appears to have died a death.
> > As it is we did all of these, and we seem to have half the Linux NAS
> > vendors in the world building xfs into their boxes.
> True enough.
Now if only we could make some money out of them ;-)
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