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Re: Background fsck

From: Dan Melomedman <dan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 13:26:38 -0500

Gary Thorpe wrote:

> I think ext3 would be easiest (ext2 is already available across the 
> BSD's), but not technically the best. I think ReiserFS wants to grow 
> into a database or some unified name space so..... What I would be 
> interested to know if implementing some of them under a BSD license 
> might peeve the original owners?

Can't do it with ReiserFS (License? Documentation?) since they want to
be paid to port it. They also want to be paid twenty-five dollars to ask
them a question. They are full of it. It took them many developers and
years to get where they are now, and their attitude towards stability
issues is known to be "Oh, you made a back up, right?". They do use very
novel ideas though obviously. It's great to be able to have scalable
directories (millions of files). Email servers wouldn't need directory
splits for their queues with this feature among many other uses.

But there are also XFS and JFS to consider. Both are probably GPL

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