Re: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sat Jun 10 2006 - 17:31:05 EST
On Sat, 10 Jun 2006, Theodore Tso wrote:
> So you you would be in OK of a model where we copy fs/ext3 to
> "fs/ext4", and do development there which would merged rapidly into
> mainline so that people who want to participate in testing can use
> ext3dev, while people who want stability can use ext3
> --- and at some
> point, we remove the old ext3 entirely and let fs/ext4 register itself
> as both the ext3 and ext4 filesystem, and at some point in the future,
> remove the ext3 name entirely?
Maybe, and maybe not. That depends on where ext4 is when the thing calms
Look at what happened to ext2. Would you seriously suggest removing it
just because ext3 does more than ext2 does?
And yes, if I recall correctly, all the same ext2 people were against the
whole ext2->ext3 split also, which we did for the same reason - I and
others refused to let people "hack on" the standard stable filesystem.
Yet I don't see anybody in this discussion saying "I admit I was wrong
back then - the split was correct". Hmm. I wonder where those people went?
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