Re: Debian GNU/Hurd 2019 released!
On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 08:37:54PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> > 1. The installer uses ext2.
> > Regarding (1), ext2 seems a bit unusual in 2019, but it may be a
> > design decision. It may be worth noting ext4 is a journaled file
> > system and ext2 is not.
> The reason for ext2 is that this is not just an ordinary ext2, but one
> which supports setting passive Hurd translators on nodes (started on
> access to the filesystem node).
The real reason is history. Noone did work to get ext4 in, but ext2
on the other hand was there from the start. How can people imagine
this is a design decision at all ?