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

Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> I am writing to -devel and not to -boot as I think this should be
> visible for most developers, as it can have a huge impact in our
> systems.
> I was reading [1] today that XFS is entering the 2.4 kernel tree -
> Being we still reasonably far from having Sarge releasable, what would
> you think on adding XFS support in our debian-installer? There are not
> many relevant (although they might be quite complicated) bugs in
> either xfs-progs or kernel-patch-xfs, and they will surely get
> attention from upstrean with this announcement...
> What do you think about this? I have never used XFS for my machines,
> but have heard quite a lot of good comments about it, and would like
> to see it available from the official d-i setup.

Once the stock debian kernel has XFS in it, support can trivially be
added to the installer, by providing a udeb in the archive that contains
a mkfs.xfs program that does the usual thing.

see shy jo

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