H. Peter Anvin (email@example.com)
17 Apr 1998 04:48:55 GMT
Followup to: <Pine.LNX.3.91.980416185941.27893Dfirstname.lastname@example.org>
By author: Rik van Riel <H.H.vanRiel@phys.uu.nl>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Smilax Rotundifolia wrote:
> > A question about XIAFS...
> > Why was it taken out? Was there some unstable code, or a security issue?
> > Or was it just deemed useless? Or was there another reason?
> AFAIK, it was taken out because:
> - it doesn't have any advantages over ext2fs
> - it's hardly being used
> - it takes up space in the kernel source tree
> - it needs to be maintained and kept up to date, while hardly
> anybody uses it
> - ext2 is the standard linux fs, and all xiafs does is adding to
> the chaos (for newbies, that is)
Out of those, #4 I think is the killer. The remaining points I don't
think is any reason to unload working code. However, once it requires
people power to maintain...
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