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Re: XFS entering kernel 2.4 tree - Should the installer include support?

On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 05:39:59PM +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 09:51:07AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> [...] 
> >  We use XFS extensively at work, and while it has many nice
> >  features, I think some time is needed before we can say the
> >  integration into 2.4 has been successful.  I'm actually quite
> >  surprised to hear the patch no longer touched the VFS by the time
> >  it was integrated; there were still quite a few things outside of
> >  fs/xfs being changed by the kernel patch last I looked.  Either
> >  they've done an excellent job of merging the rest of these other
> >  changes already, or there are as-yet-unapplied patches that some of
> >  us might miss. ;)

> e.g. the ACL support in xfs has not been (and will not be) merged in
> mainline 2.4.

Ah, so it makes the XFS patchset smaller for 2.4, but an unpatched 2.4
is still pretty much worthless for XFS. :)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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