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Re: Off-Topic Question

From: David Rhodus <sdrhodus@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:23:29 -0500

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 16:18:33 +0000, Eduardo Tongson <propolice@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > No, there is no current support for UFS2 in DragonFlyBSD.  We
> > currently use the 32-bit UFS1 filesystem.  There is ongoing to to add
> > in support for filesystems greater than 1TB in size and should be
> > completed very soon.  As for background FSCK, DragonFly is currently
> > in development of adding in journaling support and is just a few
> > months away from completion.  The background fsck method has many
> > fundamental flaws hence the reason for development of a different
> > method.  Our jorunaling work will allow the system an even greater
> > degree of flexibility as you will able to do things such as real-time
> > remote mirrored filesystems.
> >
> > --
> When the journalling code gets finished and become production ready,
> will it be a walk in the park to port the journalling code to freebsd
> and other bsds?

No,  the other BSD operating systems will require a substancial
rewrite of their VFS subsystem(between 1000-2000 hours of work) in
order to use the journaling code being developed under DragonFly.

                                            Steven David Rhodus

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