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Re: FreeVxFS

From: Miguel Mendez <flynn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 19:28:50 +0100

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:

Is this RW? I've always been under the impression that this was there to
be able to mount vxfs volumes from Linux in read only mode.

Mmm, that might be right. Not sure to be honest. If so, it would be akin to the NTFS code we have. ;)

Googling around it seems it's still readonly. AFAIK the only OS for x86 that uses VxFS by default is SCO's UnixWare. Most Solaris boxen were FS reliability is critical use VxFS as well, so it could be useful for some people if/when DFly gets ported to sparc. It's pretty much a niche application. I'd say it depends on the amount of required man-hours to port it. I personally find it much more interesting to develop a native journaling FS for DF. Been wanting to do so for a long time. I even have some small prototypes and lots of ideas on paper, but it will be several months before I have something people can look at. It also depends on how much spare time I can get, been quite busy with work lately.

	Miguel Mendez <flynn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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